Travel to Calafate, Los Glaciares National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier, Canal de los Tempanos, and the Los Notros Resort. Day 9 of a Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan in Patagonia.
This was a travel day. First we drove to Calafate. The group stopped for lunch (big hamburgers with eggs and ham, French fries with eggs), and Thom found a dentist to repair a crown. We then drove along Lago Argentino on the Magallanes Peninsula back into Glaciers National park to the high end Los Notros resort. Every one of our rooms had a large bay window looking across to the Perito Moreno Glacier. After checking in, our first stop was to the boardwalk overlooking the Perito Moreno Glacier and the Canal de los Tempanos (iceberg channel). The Perito Moreno Glacier is in relative equilibrium. Periodically, the iceberg closes the channel which results in the lake on the south side increasing in height until it breaks through again. Right now there is a narrow open channel through an ice bridge. The ice bridge looks like it is ready to collapse soon. Indeed we heard and saw several ice calving events while on the boardwalk. Once back in the hotel, I set my camera up on a tripod to do time lapsed images of the glacier and night sky.