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Patagonian Grandeur
Photograph by Peter Essick

Rocks scoured by a retreating glacier overlook icy Lake Viedma in Glaciers National Park, Argentina. Grinding along valleys in the Andes Mountains between southern Argentina and Chile, interconnected glaciers that cover more than 5,000 square miles (10,000 square kilometers) make up the South American ice cap. Below this frozen expanse, Argentina's high steppe stretches eastward. There wild guanacos graze and herds of sheep spread across vast ranches called estancias. Elephant seals, sea lions, and penguins populate both the Atlantic and Pacific shores of Patagonia, which sweeps south toward Antarctica.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1-V
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 16-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/2 @ f/11
Weather Conditions: clear
Time of Day: dusk
Lighting Techniques: Available light


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