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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Run Vicuña Run

Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), one of the two wild South American camelids. Lives in bachelor groups or family groups typically composed of a dominant male, 3 or 4 females and about 2 offsprings. This vicuña was lagged behind the group, its instinct leads it to run to join the safety provided by family, which lives at 4100 masl in the Puna formed in the west Mountainside of Chimborazo volcano with 6,268 meters of high (at the background).

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Ecuador
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Castro Kristhian