Floating Iceberg along Chilean Coast Near Laguna San Rafael, Chile - Encircle Photos

Floating Iceberg along Chilean Coast Near Laguna San Rafael, Chile

Icebergs floating along the southern Pacific coast of Chile often appear blue. This is an optical illusion caused by the ice crystals scattering the sunlight. When a chunk breaks off the nine-mile San Rafael Glacier, it sounds like dynamite followed by an enormous wave. Then, the 300,000 year-old sculptures travel gracefully until melted by the sea. Unfortunately, the two million acre ice field called Campo De Hielo Norte is retreating by over 600 feet a year.

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Laguna San Rafael National Park, Aysén Region, Chile

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