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Guanaco

Lama guanicoe

Description:

One of four native Camelids in Chile, stands between 1m and 1.2m and weighs up to 90kg

Habitat:

native to the mountainous regions of South America, coast desert

Notes:

I spotted this lone Guanaco while I was hiking in Pan de Azucar national park. It was at a distance and kept a close eye on my while I approached slowly.

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8 Comments

Great capture Dan,beautiful,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 3 years ago

Congrats beautiful spotting. .

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 3 years ago

Beautiful photograph, Dan, congrats!

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

Oh sweet, thanks Ashley and thank you Bernadette!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Congrats Dan, this awesome encounter has been selected as Spotting of the Day!

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Bernadette S
Bernadette S 3 years ago

Gorgeous capture of a gorgeous animal!

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

Thanks Sukanya! Yes it is, without even knowing!

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 3 years ago

It is posing like a pro :)

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Chañaral, III Región de Atacama, Chile

Lat: -26.20, Long: -70.54

Spotted on Feb 25, 2016
Submitted on May 21, 2016

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