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Llama Chewing the Cud - June 2011 Peru Photo Contest

by Patrick Mooring
(Essex, UK)

Llama Chewing the Cud

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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Nice mug!

Llamas look a lot like camels up close, don't they?

That's because they are relatives of the camel.

Smaller than a camel, the llama has been used by Andean peoples in much the same way - as a beast of burden - for centuries.

Llamas can carry a decent sized pack or bundle weighing up to 75 pounds (35 kilos).

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

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What is the difference between an alpaca and a llama?

by James

LLAMA

LLAMA

~ llama question submitted by James

I was wondering what the differences are between llamas and alpacas in Peru.

I know there is a difference in their size.

Is the difference just the size?






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Dec 13, 2012
Llamas vs. Alpacas: Who would win in a spitting battle?
by: Anonymous

It is proven that Llamas and Alpacas both spit only when provoked.

But Llamas spit more, as they are more aggressive, making them much cooler than Alpacas.

Spitting is a communication form between Alpacas and Llamas, and both animals do it, but Llamas are better.

Just because, and Llamas are bred to carry heavy weights and to give fur, while Alpacas simply give fur.

This supreme strength shown by Llamas is just another fact in the plethora of reasons as to why Llamas would win.

Llamas are taller, and awesome. Yeah.
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Siamese Llama - December 2012 Peru Photo Contest

by Enric Pellicer Espinosa
(Barcelona, Spain.)


"Siamese Llama" Peru Photo

~ Submitted by Enric Pellicer Espinosa - Barcelona, Spain.

Where was this photo taken?

  • Taken at Machu Picchu on 22 / 08 / 2012, 12:30 on a sunny day.
What were your feelings or impressions when taking this photo?
  • I was feeling good mood, 'cause the nature smiled me.
What kind of camera and/or lens did you use?
  • Nikon D3100.
What tips or suggestions do you have for other photographers?
  • Try searching for fun in the world.

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