19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Kilometeres of glacier

Despite most of the innumerable glaciers worldwide retreating, one of the few unusual glaciers that maintains in a state of equilibrium is the Perito Moreno Glacier because it continues to accumulate mass at a rate similar to that of its loss. The terminus of the Perito Moreno Glacier is 5 km (3.1 mi) wide, with an average height of 74 m (240 ft) above the surface of the water of Argentino Lake, in Argentina. It has a total ice depth of 170 metres (558 ft).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: El Calafate, Argentina
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Carolina Suarez