Be it pets or wild animals, they can
steal the show!
She even got makeup for the photo!
Slowly but steadily
Gardeners won't agree, but snails
can be handsome!
This is a long-tailed rabbit that
lives in the semidesertic mountain areas. It's very shy, so patience is
required to find one.
They leave their infancy back in the
valley ponds, and go climb the dry mountains! It's not rare to find this
species of frog several km away from the nearest water!
Hunted very nearly to extinction for
their tender meat and for their shells, used to make an Andean musical
instrument, they are now recovering in some remote protected areas. This
is the only one I have ever seen alive. It was very trusting, actually
climbing onto my lap while I was setting up the camera!
This tree lizard turned out to like
photographers. It posed with infinite patience while I shot all the photos
I wanted. When I was done, and stored the camera away, suddenly it dashed
up the tree.
Blood stains mark the place where
these large predators eat their catch.
The Puma is Chile's largest terrestrial
predator. Encounters with it in the wild are neither frequent nor too rare.
However, it takes a lot of patience to come close enough for a good photo!
It's necessary to either get the cat accustomed to the photographers presence,
or to hide and keep downwind.
No, a Puma will not eat you. It will not
attack you. At the very most, it will defend its young if you come too
close, but it will give you ample warning before.
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