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Guanaco in Torres del Paine

Guanaco in Torres del Paine
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (41)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-05
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-28 15:40
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The guanaco (Lama guanicoe) is a camelid animal native to South America that stands approximately 1.06 m (3 ft 6 in) at the shoulder and weighs about 90 kg (200 lb). Like the llama, the guanaco is double coated with a coarse guard hair and soft undercoat, which is almost as fine as that of the alpaca, although they carry far less of it. The guanaco's soft wool is second only to that of the vicuņa, a close relative. The colour varies very little, ranging from a light brown to dark cinnamon and shading to white underneath. Guanacos have grey faces and small straight ears. They are extremely striking with their large, alert brown eyes, streamlined form, and energetic pace.
In Chile and Argentina they are more numerous in Patagonian regions, in places like the Torres del Paine National Park.
Current estimates place their numbers at 500,000.

Guanacos can run with a speed of 56 km (35 mi) per hour. The running is important for their survival, because in the open places where they live there is no place to hide.
(From Wikipedia)

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Czesc Malgorzata!

Piekne zdjecie - prawie jak widok z National Geographics. Budzi tesknote za przestrzenia i dalekimi krajami. Lamy sa super, ale szczerze mowiac nawet i bez nich byloby to dobre zdjecie. Potega gor na horyzoncie zapiera dech.

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