|UNESCO #145 - Los Glaciares National Park - ARGENTINA|
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Los Glaciares National Park - ARGENTINA - UNESCO #145
When we think of Argentina, the first image is of course Tango and after that a nice juicy cow steak right from the pampas! Well the thing is that in the southern part it's to cold for tango and the landscape is filled with ice and snow... It must be an amazing sight watching the glaciar breaks into the ocean - thank you very much Cynthia for sending me my first card from Argentina and the 40th of my collection - only 922 to go now! This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
The Los Glaciares National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes, including Lake Argentino, which is 160 km long. This vast alpine area includes the Patagonian ice field which occupies about half of the park. Extending over 14,000 km2, the ice field is the largest ice mantle outside Antarctica. It has a total of 47 glaciers and a further 200 smaller glaciers are independent of the main ice field. At its farthest end, three glaciers meet to dump their effluvia into the milky grey glacial water, launching massive igloo icebergs into the lake with thunderous splashes.