Giant +70M Iceberg BREAKING OFF Glacier | Glacier Wall Collapse
ID: LIS-01-0215
Format: SD
Location: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina

Spectacular capture of a large iceberg breaking off the glacier 'Perito Moreno' in Argentina. The ice field of the Glacier Perito Moreno is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. In the right time of the year big blocks of ice break off the glacier and drop into the water. The waves created by such glacier calving events often splash dozens of meters through the air. The glacier is one of Argentina's most beautiful natural wonders, the colors and shapes of the ice remind of a piece of art of Gaudi. The glacier itself is about 5 km (3.1 mi) wide and has an average height of 74 m (240 ft) above the surface of the water.