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Wildlife Safari to The Argentine: Los Glaciares National Park  (1972)

Also known as: Episode 5

Among the Patagonian Andes, this park offers the most spectacular scenery in all Argentina.  An ice-cap feeds glaciers of extraordinary beauty, that in turn give birth in the lakes below to giant icebergs.  A wealth of wildfowl, including Black-necked swans (Cygnus melancoryphus), grace the waters, the virgin forests of southern beech trees are home to the Carpintero patagonico, a dramatic woodpecker, and on the scrubby plains the expedition searches for the guanaco, a wild, much-persecuted member of the camel family.  Disobeying the local rule among glaciers, one is advancing, not retreating, and has created a vast natural reservoir damming millions of gallons of water.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Cameraman: Douglas Fisher
Film Editor: Robin Hellier
Narrator: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Presenter: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Producer: Jeffery Hugh Richard Boswall
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit