All-Encompassing Trip

Photography by Guillermo Esteves

  1. A horse drinking water in El Calafate, Argentina. December 13th, 2012.
    A horse drinking water in El Calafate, Argentina. December 13th, 2012.
  2. El Calafate, Argentina. December 13th, 2011.
    El Calafate, Argentina. December 13th, 2011.
  3. Sunset in El Calafate, Argentina. December 15th, 2011.
    Sunset in El Calafate, Argentina. December 15th, 2011.
  4. Charles Darwin hanging out in El Calafate, Argentina. December 16th, 2011.
    Charles Darwin hanging out in El Calafate, Argentina. December 16th, 2011.
  5. Lagunas Nimez, El Calafate, Argentina. December 16th, 2011.
    Lagunas Nimez, El Calafate, Argentina. December 16th, 2011.
  6. Lagunas Nimez, El Calafate, Argentina. December 16th, 2011.
    Lagunas Nimez, El Calafate, Argentina. December 16th, 2011.
  7. A rose, in a garden in El Calafate, Argentina. December 15th, 2011.
    A rose, in a garden in El Calafate, Argentina. December 15th, 2011.
  8. El Calafate’s first house, built ca. 1910. December 15th, 2011.
    El Calafate’s first house, built ca. 1910. December 15th, 2011.
  9. A lupin, a very common plant in the Patagonia. December 15th, 2011.
    A lupin, a very common plant in the Patagonia. December 15th, 2011.
  10. One of the flowers in a flower shop in El Calafate. I forgot its name. December 15th, 2011.
    One of the flowers in a flower shop in El Calafate. I forgot its name. December 15th, 2011.
  11. Cerro Calafate, in El Calafate. Both the town and the mountain are named after a local shrub that grows in the area, known by its berries. December 14th, 2011.
    Cerro Calafate, in El Calafate. Both the town and the mountain are named after a local shrub that grows in the area, known by its berries. December 14th, 2011.
  12. A ram in El Calafate. December 14th, 2011.
    A ram in El Calafate. December 14th, 2011.
  13. El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    El Calafate, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  14. Route 11, leading back to El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Route 11, leading back to El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  15. Cerro Los Elefantes, near El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Cerro Los Elefantes, near El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  16. Canal de los Témpanos, with the north face of the Perito Moreno glacier in the background, at the Lago Argentino, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Canal de los Témpanos, with the north face of the Perito Moreno glacier in the background, at the Lago Argentino, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  17. Canal de los Témpanos, Lago Argentino, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Canal de los Témpanos, Lago Argentino, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  18. Canal de los Témpanos or Bay of Icebergs, in the Lago Argentino, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Canal de los Témpanos or Bay of Icebergs, in the Lago Argentino, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  19. A huge chunk of ice from a serac falls into the Lago Argentino at the Perito Moreno glacier. Easily one of the most impressive things about the glacier is the sound made by the collapsing pieces of ice, crashing against the water, the seracs, and the crevasses of the glacier. December 14th, 2011.
    A huge chunk of ice from a serac falls into the Lago Argentino at the Perito Moreno glacier. Easily one of the most impressive things about the glacier is the sound made by the collapsing pieces of ice, crashing against the water, the seracs, and the crevasses of the glacier. December 14th, 2011.
  20. A close-up of the seracs of the Perito Moreno glacier. December 14th, 2011.
    A close-up of the seracs of the Perito Moreno glacier. December 14th, 2011.
  21. The Perito Moreno glacier from the pasarelas. December 14th, 2011.
    The Perito Moreno glacier from the pasarelas. December 14th, 2011.
  22. People returning from the “mini-trekking” hike over the Perito Moreno glacier. December 14th, 2011.
    People returning from the “mini-trekking” hike over the Perito Moreno glacier. December 14th, 2011.
  23. This is the point where the glacier crosses the Rico arm of the Lago Argentino and reaches the other shore, forming a natural dam on the lake. This causes the water level on the lake to begin rising up to 30 meters. Eventually the pressure of the water causes it to seep under the glacier, resuming circulation to the other side. The water then begins to erode the glacier, until it forms an enormous arch that eventually collapses in spectacular fashion. This happens every 4 or 5 years, bringing people from all over the world to watch it. December 14th, 2011.
    This is the point where the glacier crosses the Rico arm of the Lago Argentino and reaches the other shore, forming a natural dam on the lake. This causes the water level on the lake to begin rising up to 30 meters. Eventually the pressure of the water causes it to seep under the glacier, resuming circulation to the other side. The water then begins to erode the glacier, until it forms an enormous arch that eventually collapses in spectacular fashion. This happens every 4 or 5 years, bringing people from all over the world to watch it. December 14th, 2011.
  24. The Perito Moreno glacier. Those walls rise 75 m above the water, on average. December 14th, 2011.
    The Perito Moreno glacier. Those walls rise 75 m above the water, on average. December 14th, 2011.
  25. South face of the Perito Moreno glacier, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    South face of the Perito Moreno glacier, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  26. Lago Roca, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Lago Roca, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  27. Mountains reflected on the Lago Roca, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Mountains reflected on the Lago Roca, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  28. Lago Roca, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Lago Roca, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  29. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  30. The old Route 15 to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, near El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    The old Route 15 to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, near El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  31. A lamb crosses the bridge over the Centinela river, near El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    A lamb crosses the bridge over the Centinela river, near El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  32. Sheep, part of a huge flock being herded by a group of gauchos, near El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
    Sheep, part of a huge flock being herded by a group of gauchos, near El Calafate, Argentina. December 14th, 2011.
  33. A horse with a bell, in El Calafate, Argentina. December 13th, 2011.
    A horse with a bell, in El Calafate, Argentina. December 13th, 2011.
  34. Horses in El Calafate, Argentina. December 13th, 2011.
    Horses in El Calafate, Argentina. December 13th, 2011.