Every few years, a stunning event takes place in Patagonia, as tons of hardened glacier ice of Perito Moreno plummets into the chilly waters below, making for an awe-inspiring spectacle that draws thousands of people to the area to observe. While this event is rather unpredictable, recent measurements have shown that another collapse may be coming in the near future. Fret not, environmentalists; this is a naturally recurring event at Perito Moreno Glacier that isn’t the result of global warming.
Deep within the heart of Patagonia, hundreds of spectators last week witnessed one of the great acts of nature at one of the world’s famed glaciers. Every few years, an ice bridge is formed as flowing water below the ice chips away at the glacier.