Archive for 'Camelidae'

Southern Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna vicugna)

My first sight of this group was a couple lying in the dirt road! Completely chilled and did not bother to get up before the car was quite close. Even then they just leisurely moved on into the vast landscape. A hunted herd would be extremely stressed and run far away! The northern and southern […]

Northern Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna mensalis)

Leaving the Sajama National Park, I had the first sighting of the northern Vicuna. They were gracing on the top of this hill, and was not particularily disturbed by the car or my camera – a good sign that they are not hunted in the park. Altitude: 4251 metres.