<p>One of several frosty fingers in the Southern Ice Fields within remote <a></a><a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/torres-del-paine-national-park-photos" target="_blank">Torres del Paine National Park</a>, 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.</p>

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.

Photograph by Sorin Colac, Alamy Stock Photo

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