A Trip to Los Glaciares National Park

With the United Nations holding its climate change conference in Paris, Getty Images photographer Mario Tama traveled to Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, to capture images of the beautiful region, and of climate change in action. In Los Glaciares, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, most of its 50 large glaciers have been retreating during the past half-century due to warming temperatures, according to the European Space Agency. [17 photos total]

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Monte Fitz Roy stands in Los Glaciares National Park, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on December 2, 2015 in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Monte Fitz Roy, right, in Los Glaciares National Park on December 2, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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The Spegazzini glacier, in Los Glaciares National Park, on November 28, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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The Spegazzini glacier (left) and Heim glacier, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on November 28, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Spegazzini glacier empties into Lago Argentino in Los Glaciares National Park on November 28, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Ice calves from the face of Perito Moreno glacier on November 27, 2015 in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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The jagged surface of Perito Moreno glacier, photographed on November 27, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Ice calves from Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park on November 27, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Monte Fitz Roy stands in Los Glaciares National Park on December 1, 2015 in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Horses stand outside Los Glaciares National Park in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, on November 27, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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A river with glacial runoff flows outside Los Glaciares National Park on December 1, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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An iceberg broken off from a melting glacier floats in Lago Argentino, which holds runoff water from the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on November 28, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Perito Moreno glacier stands above Lago Argentino on November 27, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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A man poses for a friend with his jacket blowing in the wind in front of Perito Moreno glacier in Los Glaciares National Park on November 30, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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Melted glacial ice floats in Los Glaciares National Park on November 29, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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People view Perito Moreno glacier from a platform on November 27, 2015. (Mario Tama / Getty) #
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People hike on Perito Moreno glacier, part of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on November 30, 2015, in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. (Mario Tama / Getty) #

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