May 23, 2013

Llamas, Peru

Photograph by Antoine Bruneau, Your Shot

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After a couple of days trekking across the Peruvian Andes, our group had an unusual encounter at 4,600 meters, on top of the narrow, windy, and freezing Huacahuasi Pass. While we had not run into a single soul for days, we had to give way to a flock of llamas and their herder, basically coming out of nowhere: a real culture shock between us Occidental folks in search of adventure and the local Quechua mountain people going about their daily business. —Antoine Bruneau

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34 comments
luis gutarra
luis gutarra

Gracias Antoine Bruneau por ésta mágica foto. La vida es muy dura (difícil) en estos lugares. 


ANDRES PUCHE
ANDRES PUCHE

Great shot. BW gives the extra drama of the great Andes but, in Peru and South America, we are Occidental too ;)

Shannon T
Shannon T

I feel like I might have liked this better in color but I can't be sure. It's still an awesome shot. Thank you Antoine.

Antoine Bruneau
Antoine Bruneau

Thank you all for your kind and warm comments :) Cheers!

Victoria R.
Victoria R.

I love the black,white,and gray color in this picture. Amazing great picture.

Sabina Norma Ricatti
Sabina Norma Ricatti

no puedo dejar de mirar esta foto,es hermosa cuantas sensaciones me provocan.

felicitaciones al fotografo

ungurean grigore
ungurean grigore

magnificent photography, incredible expression on the face of the animals and the scenery is wonderful

Allen J.
Allen J.

Ageless  photo. Love it!


Cathy Francourt
Cathy Francourt

What a beautiful moment to have captured and for the rest of the world to share

Irene Lommers
Irene Lommers

Absolutely wonderful. There is so much depth in this picture, I love it!

Xava Paredes
Xava Paredes

Wow.  Perhaps, the best photos of this kind remain of Martin Chambi (1891-1973)

water bird
water bird

sublime... what a perspective.. this really gives a dbl sense of the viewer looking down, "them looking up" and what a look the first lama is giving "us"! plus the wind blowing the lama's coat... adds an even heighted blustery feel to what already is a depiction of the beauty and harshness of nature, with only the lake in the background to soften the impression.



Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Magnificent shot!  I am sure this picture would look equally good in color.

Antoine Bruneau
Antoine Bruneau

@ANDRES PUCHE 
Sorry for the misunderstanding, Andres. All I wanted to express was this particular encounter between "us", people like you and I if you prefer, and those still leaving high in very remote places of the 
Andes Mountains far from our modern societies.

Thanks for your comments!

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