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Lama glama + minder
18-DEC-2011 Dick Keely

Lama glama + minder

Cusco, Peru

The llama (Lama glama) is a South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since pre-Hispanic times. The height of a full-grown, full-size llama is 1.7 to 1.8 m (5.5 to 6.0 ft) tall at the top of the head, and can weigh between 130 to 200 kilograms (280 to 450 lb). At birth, a baby llama (called a cria) can weigh between 9 and 14 kilograms (20 and 30 lb). Llamas can live for a period of about 2030 years depending on how well they are taken care of. Llamas are very social animals and live with other llamas as a herd. The wool produced by a llama is very soft and lanolin-free. Llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When using a pack, llamas can carry about 25% to 30% of their body weight for several miles. Reference: wikipedia

Canon EOS 5D Mark II ,Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
1/160s f/9.0 at 37.0mm iso1250 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Milan Vogrin10-Mar-2012 11:12
Very nice image!V!
woody3401-Feb-2012 21:21
Great portrait of them both...nicely captured.
Vickie BROWN01-Feb-2012 18:08
A sweet portrait of these great pals.
burtmann01-Feb-2012 14:40
Great shot. It's amazing how natural man and beast appear here.
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