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Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park

The Los Glaciares National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes, including Lake Argentino, which is 160 km long. At its farthest end, three glaciers meet to dump their effluvia into the milky grey glacial water, launching massive igloo icebergs into the lake with thunderous splashes.

Parc national de Los Glaciares

Le parc national de Los Glaciares est un domaine d’une beauté naturelle exceptionnelle avec ses imposants sommets découpés et ses nombreux lacs glaciaires, dont le lac Argentino, long de 160 km. À son extrémité, trois glaciers se rejoignent et déversent leurs effluents dans les eaux glaciales d’un gris laiteux, sous forme d’énormes icebergs qui tombent dans le lac avec un bruit de tonnerre.

لوس غلاسياريس

إن المنتزه الوطني في لوس غلاسياريس مكان خلاب بجماله الطبيعي الاستثنائي الذي يتميّز بقممه العالية الحادة وبحيراته الجليديّة العديدة، ومنها بحيرة أرجنتينو وطولها 160 كلم. وفي طرفه الأخير، تتلاقى ثلاثة جبال جليديّة وتصبّ روافدها في المياه الجليدية ذات اللون الرمادي الفاتح على شكل جبال جليدية عملاقة تهبط في البحيرة مخلفة أصواتا كأنها الرعد.

source: UNESCO/ERI

冰川国家公园

冰川国家公园风景秀美,峰峦叠嶂,冰川湖泊星罗棋布,其中包括长达160公里的阿根廷湖。在遥远的源头,三川汇流,奔涌注入奶白色冰水之中,将硕大的冰块冲到湖里,冰块撞击如雷声轰鸣,蔚为壮观。

source: UNESCO/ERI

Национальный парк Лос-Гласьярес

Лос-Гласьярес – исключительно живописная суровая высокогорная местность, с множеством ледниковых озер, включая Архентино, длиной 160 км. В том месте, где это озеро перекрывается горным ледником, от края ледника отламываются глыбы льда, которые с шумом и брызгами обрушиваются в воду, образуя массивные айсберги.

source: UNESCO/ERI

Los Glaciares

El Parque Nacional Los Glaciares es un sitio de excepcional belleza natural con impresionantes cimas recortadas y numerosos lagos glaciares, como el Lago Argentino, que tiene 160 kilómetros de longitud. En el extremo de éste convergen tres glaciares que precipitan enormes icebergs en sus aguas heladas de color gris lechoso, en medio de un estrépito atronador.

source: UNESCO/ERI

ロス・グラシアレス

source: NFUAJ

Nationaal park Los Glaciares

Het nationaal park Los Glaciares is een prachtig gebied, met ruwe uitstekende bergen en talloze ijsmeren. Een daarvan is Lake Argenino dat wel 160 kilometer lang is. Aan het uiterste eind van het meer komen drie gletsjers samen, waar hun morenen zich mengen met het melkachtige, grijze ijswater. Ondertussen lanceren ze massieve iglo-ijsbergen het water in, waarbij elke plons klink als een donderslag. Het ijsveld van Los Glaciares beslaat meer dan 14.000 vierkante kilometer en heeft 47 grote gletsjers. Hiermee is het de grootste ijsmantel buiten Antarctica. Buiten de grote gletsjers in het ijsveld bevinden zich nog 200 kleinere.

Source: unesco.nl

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Long Description

Los Glaciers National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty, with rugged, towering mountains and numerous glacial lakes, including the great Lago Argentino. This vast alpine area includes the Patagonian ice field which occupies about half of the park. Extending over 14,000 km2, the ice field is the largest ice mantle outside Antarctica. It has a total of 47 glaciers and a further 200 smaller glaciers are independent of the main ice field.

It is the best place in South America to see glaciers in action. Glacial activity is concentrated around two main lakes, Argentino and Viedma. Lake Argentino is particularly spectacular with three glaciers dumping their effluvia into its milky glacial waters. Massive blue icebergs are launched into the lake with a thunderous splash.

Los Glaciers contains some of the few glaciers in the world that are actually advancing. The effects of retreating and advancing glaciers can be clearly seen. The advancing Mereno glacier in the park often advances so far that its snout cuts off the normal escape stream of Lake Rico, forming a natural dam which inundates vast areas. When the glacier retreats in the heat of summer a wall of water roars down the valley.

The park contains two distinct vegetation types: subantarctic Patagonian forest and Patagonian steppe. The most impressive wildlife in the park is the birds. The many lakes offer an ideal habitat to black-necked swans and a variety of ducks and geese, and Chilean flamingos wade along the shore. Overhead glides the Andean condor, the largest bird in the world in terms of wing area, and the high grasslands are dotted with Darwin's rhea, South America's version of the ostrich.

Mammals include an isolated population of southern Andean huemul, and mountain viscacha probably lives in some sectors of the park, but its presence remains to be confirmed. Other species of interest are the guanaco, Argentine grey fox and Austral hog-nosed skunk.

The site suffers from introduced species, notably the European hare, whose voracious appetite is having a major impact on the natural ecosystem, and two species of trout, which have taken up residence in the rushing streams of the park.

Mammals include an isolated population of southern Andean huemul, and mountain viscacha probably lives in some sectors of the park, but its presence remains to be confirmed. Other species of interest are the guanaco, Argentine grey fox and Austral hog-nosed skunk.

Prehistoric inhabitants of the area were hunter-gatherers who relied on guanaco for their subsistence. These were followed by the Tehuelchian culture. The park includes at least 14 sites of archaeological interest which are related to these cultures. Tehuelches Indians were almost exterminated during the process of European colonization.

Source: UNESCO/CLT/WHC
Notes
  • Property inscribed only for geological values under natural criterion N (ii) before 1994. Criterion N (ii) was replaced with criterion N (i) [Operational Guidelines 2002]. For more details see Decision 30.COM 8D.1.