31 October 2008

Skywatch Friday: Bolivian Skies


It's Skywatch Friday so go check out all the other blogs out there. In honor of my dear friend Rupp who is returning from Peace Corps next month I present you with a series of shots from our Andean Condor hike. The sky was beautiful and full of condors.








We saw a total of about 30 Andean Condors on this hike. They would circle us in the sky, each time coming in for a closer look. All photos taken October 2007 near Samapaita, Bolivia.

10 comments:

Afanja said...

Wow ... amazing pictures!
It must have been an amazing experience to see those giant birds fly by.
Makes me think of the song "El condor pasa".

AphotoAday said...

That would be fun to shoot them -- I'm sure I'd have a stiff neck by the end of the day...

Eva said...

I only had a point and shoot kind of camera but I thought that they came out well. From that I bet you can imagine how close some of those condors actually got to us.

I'm googling that "El Condor Pasa" song now!

Louise said...

Amazing. And the mountains are incredible, too.

Powell River Books said...

What an amazing bird! And wonderful shots. I invite you to come meet Mr. Boo for a Halloween wish. - Margy

Berder said...

So amazing,
the sharped shinned hawks around here hardly match their grace.
Also, the view and scenery is fantastic.

A Blog In The Rough said...

A very lucky hike to be able to see all those condors in a beautiful setting :)

Arija said...

Wonderful mountain scenery and the absolute wonder to see a Condor in flight.

Klaus said...

Excellent Skywatch post and a very entertaining blog by a fellow Floridian!
Loved the gators, too!
Cheers, Klaus

Mel said...

Andean Condors are beautiful! Very big, imponent creatures.
I saw my first one in the wild in Cusco (Peru) back in 1993, and then the most I've seen together in the same Canyon, in Arequipa (Peru) at Cañón del Colca in 1998 (about 20 in less than a kilometer! a couple nesting!!)
Sad that I took crappy pics with my very poor quality camera that I haven't found no matter how much I tried :(