Los Glaciares National Park: Argentinian World Heritage Site inspires Google doodle on 80th anniversary; Jeff Parsons; Mirror Online


Argentina – Los Glaciares National Park

A tribute to the World Heritage Site is being featured on the most famous website in the world.

Google has honoured Argentina’s “stunning” Los Glaciares national park with a doodle that will run on the homepage today, May 11.

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the park which counts its main attraction as a cluster of mountain peaks at its northern boundary.

Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, the park contains Argentina’s largest freshwater lake. Lake Argentino is supplied by the Perito Moreno Glacier, which grinds a path through the Patagonian Andes mountain range.

“As the powdery blue glacier advances, the ice often gives way with a resounding crack, plunging into the chilly lake and calving enormous icebergs,” notes Google in its description of the day’s doodle.

 

Read more

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s