week 2-fighting monster birds, seven voyages of sinbad

Week 2 - I fought with monster birds as big as buffaloes.

Alone, I ascended the highest mountain in Iruya (a poky village in northern Argentina). When I was answering the call of nature, I noticed a huge shadow swooping down on me. For a moment, I wasn't sure I should finish my business or to run for cover. Luckily I managed to fight off the monsters without making a mess.

Maybe "fight" is not the correct word. A casual observer will say the birds simply drift around, minding their own business. Mind you, those monster birds are Andean Condors, the biggest flying bird on earth. They are as huge as a buffalo (well... a baby buffalo perhaps), and their faces are as ugly as dirty socks. I was sure if I didn't look as alive as I was, they would have chewed me up like a dead rat.

Direction Drive 374.33 km or 6.24 hrs north east from last photo
Info F 4.8 1/500 ISO 80 with Canon PowerShot G9
Keywords 2009, Afterfate, Aftersleep, Animal, Argentina, Birds, Condor, Fowls, Hiking, Iruya, Lazy Hiker, Longest Journey, Outdoor, Outdoor Photography, South America, Travel, Wildlife
Date 2009:10:12 12:11:42 Make Canon
Model Canon PowerShot G9 Rating 3
Lens 7.4-44.4 mm Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 44.4 mm Exposure 1/500
F Number 4.8 ISO 80
White Bal. Manual Metering Spot
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 63.93 m
Latitude -22.8017222222222 Longitude -65.2093583333333
Altitude 3177.079365 m File Size 1689 kB
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