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Colca Canyon Condors

The deepest canyon in the world and the largest flying birds in the Western Hemisphere

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It's a bit of a way to go but if you're in need a hangover cure, a morning spent at this incredible place four hours away from anywhere in Peru is second to none. After a very Irish birthday celebration (which barged noisily into the early hours and involved a moonlit rickshaw joyride) we were up at the crack of sparrows to take an extremely bumpy bus ride around some extremely bendy mountain roads. Staggering out of the bus we came across one of the most breathtaking views of the trip. And then we saw the Condors.

My camera battery had almost died from the cold but thankfully my friend Paul lent me his spare, if I had walked away without a shot of these magnificent beasties (that grow up to 3m) I think I might have cried!

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Posted by lauraj 11:25 Archived in Peru

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Oh what wonderful photos!
Even I would get up early to see this.

by mum-dadjok

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