Photo Friday – Condor at Colca Canyon

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Today’s Photo Friday is a shot of an Andean Condor, spotted from the Cruz del Condor in Colca Canyon, Peru. With a wingspan of up to three meters, these enormous birds are among the largest in the world that are able to fly. Early in the morning, they take off from their nests in the canyon wall and use the rising currents of warm air to glide out in search of carrion.

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Emily Luxton is an award-winning travel blogger and writer with a special love for South America - her favourite continent and second home. A lover of slow, deep travel and really interacting with new cultures, she travels as often as possible on the hunt for new adventures.

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