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this plane is leaving a tiny airport 10 km away from El Calafate. The airport is small but very nice and modern, inaugurated in 2002, and is located by the Lake Argentino, in the South of Argentina.
I had never landed in such a beautiful scenery, all tourists understand why Patagonia has a magical/legendary "aura" the second they look thru the window before landing here...
Note the amazing milky blue color of the lake, (darker stripes due to shadows of the clouds, the color of the lake is the bright one of the light stripes).
Calafate is a small town (population 5000 in low season - 8000 from December to March), from where you get to visit glaciars, beautiful milky blue lakes (like the one in the photo),
alpinists (andinists actually, since those mountains are the ANDES) and trekkers part on adventures,
and nature lovers admire vast landscapes.

I´m posting a workshop of a cropped version of this shot.

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