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November 16th, 2006 – by: ulysses
day 2 of the colca valley tour started early... at 5:30 am the high altitude influenced dreamful sleep was ended. and all that just for watching some stupid birds, condors, basically giant pigeons... i hated them already... get extinct already!
the bus ride to the condor cross, a spot with a high chance of condor viewings (and an even higher chance of tourist viewings as it turned out later...) was beautiful again and guided us to the deepest canyon in the world, the colca canyon. pretty impressive spot to live in, those birds must be some kind of special thingies it seems. but i still wasnt over the 5:30 wake up call
arriving together with busloads of tourists from everywhere (although germans and french as always announced themselves pretty obviously) we waited for the birds... and waited... and waited...
we moved the look out spot and waited... and waited... and waited...
those birds sure know how to tease the audience - suddenly a black spot appeared, gliding to the spot we just moved from... crap
another one.... and 15 minutes later 3 condors were flying over our heads... pretty impressive and slowly the early morning was worth it. although i missed my tele-lens i tried my best to capture the condors
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