Andean Condors

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Andean condors are quite well-known, with about a hundred of them living in the park. Usually, one spots them gliding high above. Condors sometimes congregate when they find a dead carcass to eat. From a distance, Trent and Alex have seen as many as 30 or 40 condors flying above a dead guanaco, taking turns diving down to eat. In the past few days, the boys have had some luck hiking up to where the condors are perched. Of course, the condors don't wait too long before leaving, but they have stayed long enough for Alex to capture these pictures!