Friday, August 17, 2012

Andean Condor

I photographed this Andean Condor flying above the Andes in Peru last week. Andean Condors have an 11 foot wingspan. Unlike the smaller California Condor, they will sometimes kill prey.
The Incan people saw the condor as a connection between the Earth and the sky. This is the condor temple at Machu Picchu. The natural rock resembles out stretched wings.
Carving on floor of the condor temple at Machu Picchu representing the ruff around the bird's neck

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