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A closer look at Ojo del Albino Glacier ~ it amazes us with a dantean show of ice and mountains! πŸ”πŸ˜ #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #ushuaia #argentina #ojodelalbino

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Crystal clear sky with incredible light, just like a Flemish painting!

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The dead forest, where the white of the dry trunks contrasts against the stunning Patagonian colors! 🏞😍 As we get closer to the lake, the water takes on a shade known as glacier milk, due to the composition of the minerals that it carries.πŸ”ΉπŸ”· #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #ushuaia #argentina #lagunaesmeralda #tierradelfuego #findelmundo

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The magic mountain stream that zigzagged down promised us some great shots! 🏞 πŸ“· πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #ushuaia #argentina #lagunaesmeralda #tierradelfuego #findelmundo

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One of the other highlight of the hike to Laguna Esmeralda was Turba or Peat Moss! Peat fields quilted the walk to Laguna Esmeralda. 🏞

Peat moss is actually a mass of decaying plants, taking a long time to decompose due to weather conditions, creating layers of a kind of soft moss which is a pleasure to tread upon.πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰ #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #ushuaia #argentina #tierradelfuego #lagunaesmeralda #traveldiaries

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While hiking to Laguna Esmeralda, we stopped often for photographs of the mountains, the rivers and rivulets, and the beaver dams– the very impressive beaver dams! 🏞

The beaver is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent. They are known for building dams, canals, and lodges (homes). One of the primary reasons beavers build dams is to surround their lodge with water for protection from predators. It is made from sticks, mud and rocks. πŸ‘©β€πŸš’ The dams, canals and lodges they build have gained them the reputation as β€œNature’s Engineers”. No other animal with the exception of man so significantly alters its habitat to suit its own needs and desires. Native Americans revered the beaver and referred to them as β€œLittle People” for this reason. 🐾🐾🐾 #ruchyum #ruchyumtravel #ushuaia #argentina #lagunaesmeralda #beaverdam