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Photos of Andean Wildlife and Flowers

The photos in this file have been taken by us over the years we've been trekking and climbing in the Andes and South America.

Mammals         Birds         Flowers     Creepie Crawlies

 

Jill makes friends with a baby Alpaca, Cordillera Carabaya, southern Peru.

Jill makes friends with a baby Alpaca, Cordillera Carabaya, southern Peru.

 


Mammals

Baby vicuña at San Francisco pass, Argentina.

Armadillo, Puna de Atacama.

Guanacos doing a "Pushmepullyou" impression, Nevado de Famatina, Argentine Puna.

Guanacos and vicuñas grazing together at Cortaderas, Catamarca province Argentina. This is still the only place I have seen these two species right next to each other.

Guanacos and vicuñas grazing together at Cortaderas, Catamarca province Argentina. This is still the only place I have seen these two species right next to each other.

Coatis, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

Puma footprints in the snow. We have seen a puma on several occasions, particularly in the Puna de Atacama, but never managed to get a good shot of one.


Birds

Burrowing Owl, seen on farmland in Parana state, Brazil

Juvenile condor, Puna de Atacama, Argentina.

Andean Geese, Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru

Andean Goose, Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru

Rhea seen near Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca province, Argentina.

Rheas seen near Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca province, Argentina.

Flamingoes, Salar de Atacama, Chile.

Sereima at  Itacoatiara, Brazil.

Sereima at  Itacoatiara, Brazil.

Toucan at our hotel, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

An urban Caracara in Rio de Janeiro, brazil. Seen form our hotel window.

An urban Caracara in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Seen form our hotel window.

Giant Coot near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Giant Coot near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

 


Flowers

Espeletia flower, Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Colombia.

Fuchsia flowers, Carreterra Austral, Chile

Lupins, near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Daisies, Torres del Paine, Patgonia.

Daisies, Torres del Paine, Patgonia.


Creepie Crawlies

Tarantula, Volcan Choshuenco, Chilean Lake District.

A rattlesnake turns up at our camp, Valle de Chaschuil, Argentina.

A rattlesnake turns up at our camp, Valle de Chaschuil, Argentina.


All photos © John Biggar, 1995-2012.

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