Peru’s Andean Condors Are Rising Tourist Attraction

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: July 22, 2004   View Article

As the sun’s first rays slant into the depths of Colca Canyon in southern Peru, Andean condors begin to ascend, riding morning thermals on outstretched wings as they scour the landscape for a meal of carrion.

A gaggle of tourists crowd the Cruz del Condor, or Condor Cross, canyon overlook, hoping to snap a keepsake image of the majestic birds.

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