Perito Moreno - is a huge block of ice, Kotra constantly cracking and crunching. Around him organized park, with paths for long walks (in October 2008, most of the tracks have been built). This is the main attraction of the park. The glacier is located near the tiny tourist town of El Calafate (EC - a local berry). Very pretty town, a few wooden buildings create a very cozy atmosphere. Locals say that the winter here is very hard - withering icy wind. While the image of penguins surrounding tourist, as in Cuba - Che Guevara, to the penguins still fly and fly.
its age is about 30000 years. The most delightful of the Perito Moreno glacier is named in honor of the 19 th century explorer, who discovered him. Under the weight of snow in the ice grains is not air, so that the glacier is transparent blue.
This icy river, Perito Moreno Glacier, can every day to move up to 450 meters per year. The movement of the glacier Perito Moreno, every few years, blocking the natural flow path Rica in the lake Lago Argentino. On the one hand, the accumulating mass of water increase the normal water level by 20-35 meters. Ultimately, however, water pressure crushes the ice and when the water breaks, Perito Moreno is a stunner. The spectacle may last from several hours to several days.
At this time, tranquil lake turns into a stormy sea. "Huge chunks of ice larger than the 15-store buildings are breaking away from the glacier wall and with a deafening roar severed in the water", - said in televised documentary film "La kuerra del yelo". The unusual phenomenon of nature to cause a huge influx of tourists in the National Park of Argentina, Los Glaciares National Park. Tens of thousands of tourists watch the impressive spectacle of the collapse of the glacier Perito Moreno. 'Everyone admires, seeing this wonderful phenomenon of the natural disaster. This miracle of nature declared UNESCO world heritage of mankind.