Argentina Glacier Photography

perito moreno glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier – This huge advancing glacier is more than 3 miles wide at its front and over 20 stories high.

Earlier this week I wrote all about the two famous glacier treks you can do in Argentina/Patagonia.  One of my favorite things about trekking Perito Moreno and Viedma glaciers were the views and perspective you had on the ice.  You can’t really appreciate the sheer size and power of a glacier until you walk on it and hear it moan and crack.  At that time you realize that you are standing on a force of nature.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from my glacier trekking in Patagonia.  I invite all of you to put on a pair of crampons and explore one of them for yourself!

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Hiking up the ice on Viedma Glacier


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Standing in an ice valley of Perito Moreno Glacier – this gives you an idea of it’s size!


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The bluer the ice – the more dense and old it is. This was from a recently calved piece of Viedma Glacier


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Perito Moreno Glacier – look up in the distance and you can see a group trekking – they look like ants.


Lago Viedma Argentina

Viedma Lake is a brilliant blue from the glacier. Here we are hiking back to the boat from the glacier – beautiful colors all around!


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Glacier calving at Perito Moreno. They make a thundering sound when these big pieces fall!


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Viedma Glacier trekking into a valley


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I can barely fit it all in with my wide angel lens. This is shot from the viewing area in front of Perito Moreno.


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Climbing High on Perito Moreno!

And if you are having trouble choosing which one you’d rather do – then this comparison of Viedma and Perito Moreno Glaciers article may help!

Disclosure: Adventure Life hosted my Patagonia travels. However, all of the opinions expressed here are my own – as you know how I love to speak my mind!

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13 Comments so far

  1. Tracy Z says:

    Wow love the stunning blue hues!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous photos!

  3. Christy says:

    Beautiful photos! I love the action shot of the ice falling in the water.

  4. Maria says:

    Sherry, I don’t know how you do it but so glad you do! Love these shots, especially ” shot from the viewing area in front of Perito Moreno.” WOW!!!

  5. Emily says:

    Unbelievable – AWESOME – pics!! Just love it!!

  6. Karisa says:

    Wow!!That must have been a breathtaking and humbling experience. I’ve never done anything like that before but now I really want to!

  7. Judy says:

    Sherry! I’ve looked at all your Patagonia photos and they are fabulous. Can’t beleive you got such a good picture of the glacier calving. We grandmothers saw it but not quick enough to catch “the splash”! Loved your comments about our group hike to Mount Fitz Roy and around El Chalten.

    • Sherry says:

      Hello Judy! So lovely to hear from you! Glad you enjoyed the photos and writing. I’m now in Oman hiking – it’s a great place to put on your hiking wish list for one day. Definitely great hikes – but a completely different climate than Patagonia!

  8. Great experience and nice pictures! I want to go there too! :)

  9. myVideoMedia says:

    Beautiful pictures of the glaciers

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