I originally thought this was a white heron or egret on the beaches of Key Biscayne in Southern Florida’s Miami, but thanks to Google, I was able to discover that it’s an American White Ibis Eudocimus albus) is a species of wading in the ibis family. I have never heard of such a bird. I guess it goes to […]
9 reasons to visit Sri Lanka in 30 pictures from Lasith Lansakara of Discovering Serendipity 1. Where the Elephants Roam Sadly not as much anymore. Over hunting during the British colonial period has left the Sri Lankan Asian Elephant endangered. Recent conservation efforts attempt to rebuild the local elephant population and visitors have several opportunities […]
This young boy and his Donkey passed by while we were taking a snack and water break during our hike at Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca. The boy took interest in us and stopped just beside us to see what we were up to. I engaged him in conversation and offered him Pringles in […]
During our Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, mules carried most of the loads. Mules are used throughout the Andes Mountains in South America due to their strength, stamina, long life and they are sure-footed. Horses can be found too, but typically only carrying people short distances.
Llamas, alpacas and vicunas roam Northern Chile’s Altiplano. Most of them are domesticated, except vicunas, which remain wild and often a protected species. These animals produce incredible wool fabrics, especially the vicuna. While traveling in South America, you might also want to taste llama or alpaca steak. This photo was taken during our 3-day road […]
We knew ArmadillosT were in the US specifically Texas, but we didn’t know they were in South American, this one we found in Argentina. This critter walked across the parking lot in Punta Norte quiet casually after we watched sea lions all day. It seemed to be comfortable around many cars and people.