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We have come to where we can see glaciers as we sail the Beagle Channel.
With the passage of time and climate change these spectacular glaciers are much smaller than when Charles Darwin sailed by in the HMS Beagle in the early 1800's.
The Beagle Channel lies between Tierra del Fuego and the smaller islands south of it.
The Alemania Glacier
Decades of pressure have expelled all the air in the ice - thus the blue color.
The Italian Glacier
Holanda Glacier, named in tribute to the many Dutch explorations of South America.