You should probably see the video from our original post on Perito Moreno Glacier before you go any further. It looks like a small piece of ice falling off doesn’t it?
It was in fact huge, and if you watch the rest of the video you begin to realize how big that “small piece” actually was. Watch the waves and the splash the ice makes as it hits the water.
Perito Moreno is one of the only glacier’s in the world growing and scientists have no idea why. In a neighboring valley sits a glacier that is melting at rapid speeds. So why then is this one growing? I am completely unqualified to answer that, but I’m assuming it has something to do with the micro-climate of that particular valley.
To see more of our favorite photos from around the world check out our travel photo page. Let us know your favorites and we’ll include them in our photo of the day series.
IF YOU GO: Check out our guide to Argentina before you go. We were there in October– almost summer– check out those snow capped peaks! Make sure you bring layers of warm clothes and definitely hats and gloves, glaciers aren’t like holidays in Barbados, it’s cold and windy! There are also tours out on the ice, we didn’t take one but others highly recommended it.