Flight of the Condors...Last Day in Colca Canyon
Trip Start Jul 31, 2010
17Trip End Aug 26, 2010
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That brings me back to the gliding condors that looked to be the size of an eagle... that was solely against the backdrop of the Andes...when the condors were actually directly overhead, you could see that their wingspan was at least 8-10 ft. They actually fly to Paragas on the coast often and swoop down to prey on young sea lions.
We saw about 15-20 condors...they seem to come out one at a time and glide down the canyon- cut Colca River to a meeting place...soon there are 10 or so condors gliding about together...so graceful and majestic
Peru is an amazing country, probably the favorite I have been to...you have the canyon country in the south, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley a bit further north, the sand dunes of Ica, Paragas along the coast, and the highest lake & canyon in the world... and I still haven't even seen the tropical rain forests and the Amazon.
Right now I'm in Puno, about a 10 minute ride to Lake Titicaca that I will be taking a boat tour of the floating islands tomorrow.