i returned last night from a 4 day trek to machu picchu. this was my second big trek, along with colca canyon
, in the last couple of weeks and i've no big plans to do anymore in the short term future - i need rest. hopefully that means there won't be any more big gaps in updating the site either. i took this when i was in the pampas
in bolivia. i never really had much interest in birds and birdwatching, no matter how colourful
they may be they're never as cool as bears
. this opinion has changed somewhat on this trip and there's something about big birds in flight
that are fun to photograph. as a result i spent a lot of time floating down the river in the pampas trying to move my camera at the same speed as the flying creatures. any frustration i had when i messed up the timing was quickly abated due to the abundance of feathered aviators above head.
here's the original