Atacama and Patagonia Photo Tour 2018 Day 8-10

by Michelle Alten

View of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate, Argentina with Embothrium coccineum, commonly known as the Chilean firetree, Chilean firebush or Notro in the foreground.

Day 8 and 9 we traveled back to Buenos Aires and onto El Calafate

 

Day 10 -- This morning, in our hotel garden, a crested caracara soars in, spreading its majestic white tail as it lands briefly on the lawn and then flies up to a nearby tree.  An ibis sails by the window, as a little black border collie excitedly dashes about herding a flock of sheep. 

At Los Glaciares National Park, we head out by boat to see the Moreno Glacier, a great sheet of ice sliced with giant turquoise crevasses.  As we look on, a massive chunk of ice calves from the glacier.  Following our boat trip, a park guide takes us to the nesting place of Magellanic woodpecker.  We find not only the large woodpecker, but also a curious culpeo, sometimes known as Andean fox.

View of the crevasses of the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate, Argentina.
A Chinese woman is taking selfies on the excursion boat with the Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate, Argentina.
A female Magellanic woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus) at a nest in tree trunk in Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate, Argentina.
A Southern crested caracara (Caracara plancus) in Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate, Argentina.
The culpeo (Lycalopex culpaeus), sometimes known as the zorro culpeo or Andean fox in Los Glaciares National Park near El Calafate, Argentina.
A group of Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) are feeding in the water of the Laguna Nimez Bird Sanctuary in El Calafate, Argentina.

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