Some Peruvian Birds

8 07 2014

2 weeks of travel in Peru – ranging from the coastal desert to the Andean Plateaus.
1.

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus)
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
2.
Red Legged Cormorant

Good Things in Threes?
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
3. Guanay Cormorant

Guanay cormorant (Phalacrocorax bougainvillii)
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
4. Like Condo space in Vancouver!

A bit crowded…
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
5. Vermillion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
6. Titicaca Flightless Grebe

Titicaca flightless grebe (Rollandia microptera)
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
7. Mountain Caracara

Mountain Caracara (Phalcoboenus megalopterus)
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
The whole Peru trip can be found at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157645563327534/ Including a whole lot of NON bird photos :)





Peru! June 2014

8 07 2014

I got back last week from 16 days in Peru.  We arranged a private tour with a Tour Company in Lima.  It was a very busy, but very fun whirlwind trip and we didn’t even see the Coffee and Cacao growing North or the Jungles of the Amazon to the East…
We went to Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Paracas, the Nazca Lines and even walked across a hand made grass suspension bridge.  We took thousands of photos but managed to trim it down to the top 500 or so :)

The whole shebang is here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157645563327534/

If you’d like to see it day-by-day, check out:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/collections/72157645075556187/

First – what everyone thinks of when they think of Peru:

Classic Machu Picchu
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The volcano Misti from Arequipa:

Monastery Bell Tower at twilight
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Vicuna!  The most expensive wool known to man.

Sometimes you get lucky!
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Andean Dust Devils and an active Volcano!

Andean Dust Devils
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Soaring at our eye level at the Colca Canyon!

Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) in flight
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The pageantry of Inti Raymi

Inti Raymi – 2014
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Grass Bridge at Q’eswachaka

The Inca grass suspension bridge at Q’eswachaka
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Nazca Lines

The Hummingbird
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The desert of Paracas

Peruvian Sand Dune
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Sea life of Islas Ballestas

A bit crowded…
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

All in all, a great trip!  I hope you enjoy this little taste.








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