One of several frosty fingers in the Southern Ice Fields within remote Torres del Paine National Park, Grey Glacier stretches nearly 12 miles through a landscape of spindly Patagonian peaks. Its front, filled with whipped and blue-tipped miniature mountains, tumbles into Grey Lake. There, ice chunks float silently like pieces of fallen sky, somber evidence of the mighty glacier’s quickening retreat. Take a boat ride or kayak to its towering terminus or hike the lake’s perimeter for incredible panoramic views.
South America’s 6.9 million square miles hide chilly glaciers, epic waterfalls, and diverse landscapes from desert and jungle. Here are 7 incredible natural features in South America not to miss.
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