Photographer's Note

All lakes and rivers I have seen in Patagonia have a very distinctive green color. As I heard from emka it is due to some minerals present in the glaciers.
When visiting Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia you can admire one lake slightly different in color, being more gray than green. The lake itself is therefore called Lago Grey and the glacier which produces it respectively Glacier Grey. In this photo however everything came out grey except for the glacier :)

To have a closer look at the glacier you have to take a boat. There are tours starting from the Hosteria Lago Grey twice daily (3h roundtrip boat). As far as I remember the tour was about 80USD per person but it does include a whiskey sour tasting :) Driving to Hosteria Lago Grey is adventure itself as the road is unpaved and pretty bad quality as all the roads in the park. They call it there ripio.

Glacier Grey is 6 kilometers wide and more than 30 meters high. But what makes it more distinct is that it is divided into three fronts. Just for comparison Perito Moreno front is “only” 5 kilometers wide but about 73 meters high.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7392 W: 106 N: 19422] (74375)
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