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On the Perito Moreno Glacier

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 5 October 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Last fall, I had the great fortune to make a 3 week trip to Southern Patagonia in Argentina and Chile to photograph the landscape, animals, and peoples of this remote corner of our world.

One day, we took a boat out to the foot of the Perito Moreno Glacier in the Glaciers National Park to hike on the glacier. Led by guides and with crampons on our shoes, we spent a couple of hours climbing on the ice. I stayed at the back of our group with my camera and managed to get some wonderful images of the ice. It was tricky - when I fell back to make photos, the guides would yell at me to rejoin the group. I am sure they worried that I would fall into a crevasse!

The sky was overcast that day. I think it is a perfect backdrop for the ice. To give you some perspective, the icy peaks in the distance are about the height of a 10 story building. I hope you enjoy this photo as much as I do.

NIKON D90 1/125 second F/14.0 ISO 500 90 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

it is outstanding, bravo.

5 Oct 2009 10:43am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Perito Moreno´s blue is so amazing, great catch ;)
The scenes somehow looks like a diorama, very interesting!

5 Oct 2009 2:38pm

mirela from brighton, United States

wow, so beautiful!

5 Oct 2009 3:33pm

David from Detroit, United States

Beautiful. The pink tones on the glacier against the blue of the peaks look amazing. I want to go to Patagonia!

6 Oct 2009 12:20am

Barbara Lee from Oakland, United States

David, you should go to Patagonia! Check my website to see more photos. It is a MOST amazing place and so pristine!

6 Oct 2009 1:09am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, beautiful!

6 Oct 2009 4:52am

1/125 second
ISO 500
90 mm (35mm equiv.)