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GEN. SAN MARTIN / PISCO, PERU - Part 2


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Pictures from our visit to the Nature Sanctuary have spilled onto a second page.

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This Peruvian Vulture found a rare empty piece of rock.

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Guano is collected and exported because it is such a good fertilizer.

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The downy feathers of young birds are still clinging to these juvenile Boobies (which are a form of Gannett).

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Sea Lions are a lazy lot. They don't even need to eat every day - unlike cruise ship travelers!

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These Cormorants are the most productive guano producers.

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Even Pelicans can be beautiful.

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The salt piles onshore are waiting to be shipped to Canada and other places with icy roads.

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As we prepared to set sail the scrap metal ship started to unload into the waiting trucks. We sailed in the evening, starting the 1000 plus mile journey (which takes two days at sea) to our next port of call.

Posted by Swenigale 02.06.2013 09:46 Archived in Peru

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