A report on Los Glaciares National Park

Iceberg at Lake Argentino's northern arm
Iceberg floating in the Argentino Lake near the Upsala Glacier
Aerial view of Cerro Torre (left) and Mount Fitz Roy
Part of the 100 meter wall of the Spegazzini Glacier falling
Partial satellite view of the park
The Viedma Glacier flowing into Lake Viedma (NASA)
Map-related representation of the landscape in the Perito Moreno Glacier area.

Federal protected area in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

- Los Glaciares National Park
Iceberg at Lake Argentino's northern arm

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Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

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Province of Argentina, located in the southern part of the country, in Patagonia.

Province of Argentina, located in the southern part of the country, in Patagonia.

Ochre-ink art in Cueva de las Manos, Santa Cruz. Made by the long-vanished Toldense people, they are 13,000–9,000 years old.
Scene from La Patagonia rebelde. Based on an ill-fated local strike in 1922, the 1974 epic was made with the encouragement of Santa Cruz's governor.
Néstor and Cristina Kirchner (center) in conference with fellow Patagonia-area lawmakers.
The windswept Patagonian landscape of Santa Cruz.
Köppen climate map of Santa Cruz, Argentina
Oceanographic craft ARA Puerto Deseado
Argentine Lake, near El Calafate.
Perito Moreno Glacier, near El Calafate. Until recently, the only glacier of its type in the world that was still expanding.
Río Gallegos Cathedral.
The departaments and the respective capitals.

Santa Cruz's most visited destination is Los Glaciares National Park and a number of glaciers of which the Perito Moreno Glacier is the most famous.

Northern arm of the lake

Argentino Lake

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Lake in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, at -50.03333°N, -72.06667°W.

Lake in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, at -50.03333°N, -72.06667°W.

Northern arm of the lake
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The lake lies within the Los Glaciares National Park in a landscape with numerous glaciers and is fed by the glacial meltwater of several rivers, the water from Lake Viedma brought by the La Leona River, and many mountain streams.

Santa Cruz River (Argentina)

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River in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz.

River in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz.

The Santa Cruz begins at the shore of the Viedma and Argentino Lakes, of glacial origin and located in the Los Glaciares National Park, and runs 385 km eastwards before reaching the Atlantic Coast, 350 km north of the southern tip of South America, creating a delta.

Argentina

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Country in the southern half of South America.

Country in the southern half of South America.

The surrender of Beresford to Santiago de Liniers during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata
Portrait of General José de San Martin, Libertador of Argentina, Chile and Peru.
People gathered in front of the Buenos Aires Cabildo during the May Revolution
Julio Argentino Roca was a major figure of the Generation of '80 and is known for directing the "Conquest of the Desert". During his two terms as President many changes occurred, particularly major infrastructure projects of railroads; large-scale immigration from Europe and laicizing legislation strengthening state power.
Official presidential portrait of Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón, 1948
Admiral Emilio Massera, Lieutenant General Jorge Videla and Brigadier General Orlando Agosti (from left to right) – observing the Independence Day military parade on Avenida del Libertador, 9 July 1978.
Two members of the Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers guarding the Constitution of the Argentine Nation inside the Palace of the Congress.
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6960.8 m, and the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
The national animal of Argentina is the Rufous hornero, a small songbird native to South America
Argentina features geographical locations such as this glacier, known as the Perito Moreno Glacier
Casa Rosada, workplace of the President
The National Congress composed of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Provinces of Argentina.
G 20 leaders gathered in Argentina for the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit.
Diplomatic missions of Argentina.
Argentine destroyer ARA Almirante Brown (D-10)
A proportional representation of Argentina exports, 2019
The Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies.
Atucha Nuclear Power Plant was the first nuclear power plant in Latin America. The electricity comes from 3 operational nuclear reactors: The Embalse Nuclear Power Station, the Atucha I and II.
Buenos Aires Underground is the oldest underground railway in Latin America, the Southern Hemisphere and the Spanish speaking world.
"Estudio País 24, the Program of the Argentines" in Channel 7, the first television station in the country
SAC-D is an Argentine earth science satellite built by INVAP and launched in 2011.
President Macri in the INVAP with the SAOCOM A and B, two planned Earth observation satellite constellation of Argentine Space Agency CONAE. the scheduled launch dates for 1A and 1B were further pushed back to 2018 and 2020.
The cacique Qom Félix Díaz meets with then president Mauricio Macri.
Over 25 million Argentines have at least one Italian immigrant ancestor.
Dialectal variants of the Spanish language in Argentina
Francis, the first pope from the Americas, was born and raised in Argentina.
Argentina has historically been placed high in the global rankings of literacy, with rates similar to those of developed countries.
The University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, alma mater to many of the country's 3,000 medical graduates, annually
El Ateneo Grand Splendid was named the second most beautiful bookshop in the world by The Guardian.
Sun of May on the first Argentine coin, 1813
Four of the most influential Argentine writers. Top-left to bottom-right: Julio Cortázar, Victoria Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares
Martha Argerich, widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the second half of the 20th century
Andy Muschietti, director of It, the highest-grossing horror film of all-time.
Las Nereidas Font by Lola Mora
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical centre. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts, and modernist architecture.
Diego Maradona, one of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century
Lionel Messi, seven times Ballon d'Or winner, is the current captain of the Argentina national football team.
Argentine beef as asado, a traditional dish
The Cave of the Hands in Santa Cruz province, with artwork dating from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago.
Carlos Gardel, the most prominent figure in the history of tango
Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón, 1947
Argentine Polo Open Championship.
Civilian casualties after the air attack and massacre on Plaza de Mayo, June 1955
Juan Perón and his wife Isabel Perón, 1973
Argentinians soldiers during the Falklands War
Néstor Kirchner and his wife and political successor, Cristina Kirchner
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6960.8 m, and the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
Argentina map of Köppen climate classification
Casa Rosada, workplace of the President
The National Congress composed of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Provinces of Argentina
Lockheed Martin A-4AR Fightinghawk operated by the Argentine Air Force
Fiat factory in Córdoba, Argentina
Rosario-Córdoba Highway
Passenger train near Mar del Plata
Argentine provinces by population (2010)
Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires
Argentine beef as asado

The northernmost point is at the confluence of the Grande de San Juan and Mojinete rivers in Jujuy province; the southernmost is Cape San Pío in Tierra del Fuego province; the easternmost is northeast of Bernardo de Irigoyen, Misiones and the westernmost is within Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz province.

El Calafate

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City in Patagonia, Argentina.

City in Patagonia, Argentina.

El Calafate is an important tourist destination as the hub to visit different parts of the Los Glaciares National Park, including Perito Moreno Glacier, Cerro Chaltén, and Cerro Torre.

Aerial view of the glacier, taken two weeks before the 2004 rupture

Perito Moreno Glacier

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Aerial view of the glacier, taken two weeks before the 2004 rupture
A glacier cave at the edge of the glacier
Large piece of ice collapses as the glacier advances
Crevasse in Perito Moreno Glacier, 1994
Perito Moreno Glacier trekking
Panoramic view of the glacier taken from the walkway next to the visitor center

The Perito Moreno Glacier (Glaciar Perito Moreno) is a glacier located in Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

Torres d'Agostini, Torres Central, Torres Monzino

Torres del Paine National Park

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National park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia.

National park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia.

Torres d'Agostini, Torres Central, Torres Monzino
Torres del Paine
Map of the Park
French Valley
Looking at the Cuernos del Paine from the Lago del Toro in the morning
Calceolaria uniflora
Hiking trail in Torres del Paine
Guanaco
Rheas
South Andean deer
South American gray fox
Crested Caracara

The park borders Bernardo O'Higgins National Park to the west and the Los Glaciares National Park to the north in Argentine territory.

El Chaltén

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Small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

Small mountain village in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.

El Chaltén
Hiking trails leading north from El Chaltén provide views across the Las Vueltas River.

It is located on the riverside of Rio de las Vueltas, within the Los Glaciares National Park (section Reserva Nacional Zona Viedma) near the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy spires, both popular for climbing.

Magellanic subpolar forests

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The Magellanic subpolar forests (Bosque Subpolar Magallánico) are a terrestrial ecoregion of southernmost South America, covering parts of southern Chile and Argentina, and are part of the Neotropical realm.

The Magellanic subpolar forests (Bosque Subpolar Magallánico) are a terrestrial ecoregion of southernmost South America, covering parts of southern Chile and Argentina, and are part of the Neotropical realm.

Harberton, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
Windswept tree, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile – "The wind only blows from the west".

Los Glaciares National Park

The terminus of the Viedma Glacier where it enters Lake Viedma. Glacial calving is visible at the bottom where the glacier forks to the left. The right fork ends in a cliff. (NASA)

Viedma Glacier

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Large glacier that is part of the huge Southern Patagonian Ice Field, located at the southern end of mainland South America.

Large glacier that is part of the huge Southern Patagonian Ice Field, located at the southern end of mainland South America.

The terminus of the Viedma Glacier where it enters Lake Viedma. Glacial calving is visible at the bottom where the glacier forks to the left. The right fork ends in a cliff. (NASA)

Viedma Glacier is located in the undefined part of the limit between Chile and Argentina, in Argentinian legislature it is in Los Glaciares National Park which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1981.