Down the Amazon
Near the city of Los Angeles,Chile.
When travelling South America some decades ago my budget allowed me to stay only in cheap hotels.
Once I made a visit to Cajamarca in the Andes in northern Peru. Arrived late at night.
As usual I checked in at one of the less luxurious places and fell asleep almost immediately.
Next morning the andean light fell in trough that window, and I saw the graffiti !!
Este hotel tiene pulgas: This hotel has got fleas…
Some weeks ago I shared the story about the Cuban Tocororo bird.
The bonus in that adventure was the encounter with the zunzuncito, hummingbird the smallest bird on the planet. Weigh 1,6g, length is 5,7cm, Half of that is tail and a beak.
I have also had the honor to meet the worlds biggest flying bird, The Condor!
It weights about 15 kilo and has a 3-meter wingspan.
It was a breathtaking moment to observe two of these giants dominating the sky!
As we are in superlative territory it´s also worth mentioning the Colca Canyon in the Andes, southern Peru, where this picture was taken. It is the deepest in the world (yes deeper than Grand Canyon).
And no.. I am not an ornithologist.. click on photo to see full size