El Condor Pasa

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Andean Condor

I am just barely back from Colombia, so this will be a short post focused on One Bird, the Andean Condor, the sight of which perhaps trumped them all. (This bird does not respond to a recording. It appears at will.) And just our luck, when we were up in the Páramo at Los Nevados National Park, approximately 13,000-14,000 feet? – we saw this magnificent raptor very well.

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Los Nevados

Andean Condor 04-01-15-3882Andean Condor 04-01-15-3885Andean Condor 04-01-15-3870The color leaves much to be desired, but this is not a particularly colorful bird so I am just happy to have captured the spirit of its flight. Click on the pictures if you want a closer look.

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Some vegetation at Los Nevados

Andean Condor 04-01-15-3879 Andean Condor 04-01-15-3842I have nine days of memories, of wonderful birds, great companions and the friendly Colombian people. For the moment, I leave you with a picture of a couple on their motorcycle with their dogs in tow. Check out those nifty helmets!

Dogs 04-04-15-7390To be continued! Thanks to all for your interest and support. 🙂

12 thoughts on “El Condor Pasa

    • Thanks, Julie! Yes we were astounded, it just floated from over the horizon and there it was, above us… and I thanked my crows for letting me practice taking pictures of them in flight. 🙂

    • Greetings, Frank! I was in Peru in 2010 and fell in love with the Andes. Not surprisingly, at first Colombia reminded me more of Costa Rica, perhaps the vegetation, than of southern Peru. And this was just a tidbit!

    • Thanks, Jason! Yes, I think the couple on the motorcycle is hoping if they pose for enough pictures one might go viral…:-) The dogs were barking all the way.

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