Llama Chewing the Cud - June 2011 Peru Photo Contest
by Patrick Mooring
Llama Chewing the Cud
~ Peru contest photo submitted by Patrick Mooring, Essex, UK
Llama photo taken at Machu Picchu in May.
Also went to the Amazon and Galapagos.
Taken with a Nikon D300s with 18-200mm VR II Lens ~ Peru contest photo submitted by Patrick Mooring, Essex, UK
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David at Inside-Peru.com adds:
Nice mug! Llamas look a lot like camels up close, don't they?
That's because they are relatives of the camel. Llamas can carry a decent sized pack or bundle weighing up to 75 pounds (35 kilos)
Smaller than a camel, the llama has been used by Andean peoples in much the same way - as a beast of burden - for centuries.
They are very hardy, living and foraging well in the cold highlands of the Andes as well as at sea level.
Typically, however, the llama and its relatives in Peru - the vicuña and guanaco - are domesticated animals found at high elevations, up to 14,000 feet at least.
Llamas are Productive
Llamas are productive in that their fur is highly prized for wool, their skins make good leather, their meat is tasty, and their dung is used for fuel. Llamas and Alpacas as a Metaphor for Life
Siamese Llama - December 2012 Peru Photo Contest
by Enric Pellicer Espinosa
"Siamese Llama" Peru Photo
~ Submitted by Enric Pellicer Espinosa - Barcelona, Spain.
Where was this photo taken?
What were your feelings or impressions when taking this photo?
- Taken at Machu Picchu on 22 / 08 / 2012, 12:30 on a sunny day.
What kind of camera and/or lens did you use? What tips or suggestions do you have for other photographers?
- I was feeling good mood, 'cause the nature smiled me.
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