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Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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Spegazzini Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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Upsala Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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Grey Glacier, Patagonia, Chile

One may think all glaciers look the same. These four shots proof the opposite!

The Perito Moreno Glacier is one a the few calving glaciers in the world. Spectacular is its sharp edge towards the lake as can be seen in the shot below. The Spegazzini Glacier raises more than 100 meters high out of the lake and the Upsala Glacier is a very large valley glacier which shows a rapid retreat. The shot is taken from a 10 km distance (focal length 570 mm) as it is too dangerous to get closer.  Interestingly the terminus of these three very different glaciers is at Lago Argentino, the biggest lake in Argentina.

The Grey Glacier is located in the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. What I found particularly fascinating is its blue color. Actually it shows all shades of blue and more prominent than the other glaciers do. Its terminus is at Lago Grey.

Perito Moreno Gletscher, Patagonien, Argentinien
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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Spegazzini Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
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Grey Glacier, Patagonia, Chile

The panoramic shot of the Perito Moreno is done with a Canon EF 14 mm f/2.8L II USM, 1/5000, f/6.3, ISO100.

The panoramic picture of the Spegazzini Glacier is a combination of 9 shots done with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM at 39mm, 1/500s, f/7.1 and ISO 100.

The picutre of the Upsala Glacier is one shot with an Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG HS OSM Sports at 570mm, 1/1000s, f/6.3 and ISO 200.

The panoramic picture of the Grey Glacier is a combination of 4 pictures taken with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM at 24mm, 1/1000, f/4.0 and ISO 100.

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