Photo Friday: Perito Moreno Glacier

I haven’t posted a photo friday photo essay in a while and there has been a reason for that.  I’ll be honest in telling you that I had been feeling a little bit uninspired on the road lately, something that happens quite often, more often than many of us world nomads are honest about.  I was beginning to feel like a travel snob.  Each destination I traveled to I starting thinking, “I’ve seen bigger mountains,” “I’ve seen nice coastlines,” etc.  Sometimes you just need some time to recharge, and other times you just need to see something that makes you say “wow!”

I gained special media access into Los Glacieres National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina last week, and was into the site an hour before anyone else was allowed to be, so I rented a car from El Calafate and drove off towards the site before first light.  I’d seen pictures of the Glacier online and from other travelers, so I had expectations, big ones.  However, when I walked (ran) into the site and saw multiple rainbows glimmering over the bright blue ice, I could help but giggle like a 13 year old boy looking at his first playboy.  This is one of the very few sites in the world that will honestly blow you away.  Of the hundreds of places I’ve been to there would are very few places that compare to Moreno Glacier (yeah I said it Machu Picchu, Egyptian Pyramids, etc. etc.).  Yes, I know that’s pretty high praise from someone who has travelled over much of the world and seen quite a few natural and man-made wonders.

Anyways, enough talk, time to let the pictures work their magic, enjoy.

Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier Ice

Perito Moreno Glacier, ice, argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier Ice Close Up

perito moreno glacier, argentina

Perito Moreno Glacier

Brendan van Son at Perito Moreno Glacier

Brendan van Son at Perito Moreno Glacier


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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  1. Great pics Brendan! I haven’t gotten to the glacier just yet ironic since I lived there for over 3 months but its only a few hours away from Chile. Once of the def must see places in Argentina

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  2. Wow, if you’re comparing this to Machu Picchu I have to go see it. That experience was one of the best in all my travels.

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