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Perito Moreno Panorama

Midday panorama of Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina.

The Perito Moreno Glacier, in Patagonia near the town of El Calafate in Argentina, is one of those humbling sights that simply overwhelms you with its beauty and magnitude.   The face of the Perito Moreno Glacier is over three miles wide and has an average height of over 240’.  It is the front end of the Patagonia ice filed, one of the largest ice fields in the world so it seems to have a limitless back end.  The Perito Moreno Glacier is not receding and there are an intricate web of viewing platforms that allows you to get close to almost all of the southern part of the glacier.  Since the Perito Moreno Glacier is so big, I had trouble getting a good wide angle shot that conveyed it's enormity. Instead, I made several images and stitched them together to create a panorama showing the enormous sweep and depth of the glacier.