Vanishing glaciers of Peru

Take a look at some picturesque views of vanishing glaciers in Peru. 

  • An assistant guide returns from the Pastoruri glacier along the Climate Change Route in Huaraz REUTERS

  • Chopicalqui mountain appears through clouds in Huascaran National Park in Huaraz REUTERS

  • A view of a glacier on the flank of Chopicalqui montain in Huascaran National Park in Huaraz REUTERS

  • A view of a lake filled with glacial melt water is seen near Chopicalqui montain in Huascaran National Park in Huaraz REUTERS

  • Water drips from an icicle at the leading edge of the Pastoruri glacier in Huaraz REUTERS

  • An ice cave at the leading edge of the Pastoruri glacier is seen in Huaraz REUTERS

  • A bus drives on a road in front of Chopicalqui and Huascaran montains in Huaraz REUTERS

  • A lake formed from melt water from the Pastoruri glacier, as seen from atop the glacier in Huaraz REUTERS

  • A sign shows the altitudes of the Pastoruri montain and glacier, while red tape prohibits closer access, along the Climate Change Route in Huaraz REUTERS

  • Tourists visit the Pastoruri glacier along the Climate Change Route in Huaraz REUTERS

  • Mountain guide Rodriguez checks meteorological instruments used to measure climate in front of Huascaran REUTERS

  • A quenual or paper-bark tree is seen near Llanganuco Lake, which is filled with glacial meltwater, at Huascaran National Park in Huaraz REUTERS

  • Farmers work in a field irrigated by glacial meltwater, below Huandoy montain in Yungay Valley REUTERS

  • Farmers work in a field irrigated by glacial meltwater, below Huandoy montain in Yungay Valley REUTERS

  • Tom Rodriguez, a mountain guide and volunteer at Peru's Glaciology Unit, stands at the leading edge of the Pastoruri glacier along the Climate Change Route in Huaraz REUTERS

  • An ice cave at the leading edge of the Pastoruri glacier is seen in Huaraz REUTERS