Llama Crossing

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Have a great long weekend, everyone!

Llama crossing sign, Bolivia

Llama crossing sign, Bolivia

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Animals of the Bolivian Pampas

As promised in yesterday’s post, here are a bunch of animals I saw while gliding along the Yacuma River in the Bolivian pampas. We also saw a couple river snakes and capuchin monkeys, but they moved too fast for me to photograph.

Bird of paradise

Bird of paradise

Sunbathing turtles--every single one moved surprisingly fast for a turtle, diving into the water when they heard our boat approaching

Sunbathing turtles–every single one moved surprisingly fast for a turtle, diving into the water when they heard our boat approaching

Capybara, the largest rodent in South America

Capybara, the largest rodent in South America

Blue and yellow macaws--we only ever saw them in rapid flight, in groups of three to six

Blue and yellow macaws–we only ever saw them in rapid flight, in groups of three to six

Cormorants

Cormorants

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I can’t remember–a type of stork? Any of my birdwatching friends want to help out?

?? hawk

Savanna hawk

Egrets in flight

Egrets in flight

Cooling off

Cooling off

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Not sure what type of bird this is

Egret

Egret

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A pushme-pullyu! (Or two capybaras grazing near each other)

A pushme-pullyu! (Or two capybaras grazing near each other)