HUMBOLDT-NATURE

Yes, this place is not only perfect for colored photos, but also for B&W!

As the sun reaches low elevation, it creates nice shadows in the landscape. And when I see shadows, I think B&W.

 

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The moon is still up!

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Shot with a Nikon D3s and 28-300mm lens.

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High up in the Andes (~3000m), you can sometimes find strange rock formations. « Las Monjitas » are one of them. They look like the Bryce Canyon, but smaller.

Great colors, nice contrast. All the ingredients for good photos.

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See the mountain on the photo above? Altitude: 6160m. And behind it, Argentina!

Shot with Nikon D3s and 28-300mm lens.

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If you know where to look at, you’ll find many species of animals. And some of them are quite big, like the guanacos. They are the wild camels of South America, along with the Vicunas that live in the high Andes. In Patagonia, they are the main food source for pumas, condors, fox, caracaras…

 

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For more info, consult the IUCN website.

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A new study from Dr Elbroch, in the Chacabuco Valley of southern Chile, shows that cougars in the Patagonia region made nearly 50% more kills and fed less on these kills than cougars living in other regions of the Americas. Doing so,  they provide three times the food to their local communities than do wolves in Yellowstone National Park.

It also shows how the condors would frequently be harassing cougars feeding on kills.
It is quite interesting to see how scavengers like the condor can influence predator-prey interactions.

For more info, you can read the article in Science.

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