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Photo of the Day: The Green Iguana

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San Antonio Riverwalk

The Green Iguana or Common Iguana on a Reef in Key West, Florida


9 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka

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9 reasons to visit Sri Lanka in 30 pictures from Lasith Lansakara of Discovering Serendipity

1. Where the Elephants Roam

Sadly not as much anymore.  Over hunting during the British colonial period has left the Sri Lankan Asian Elephant endangered.  Recent conservation efforts attempt to rebuild the local elephant population and visitors have several opportunities to see and interact with these majestic animals.

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Photo of the Day: A Boy And His Donkey In Bolivia

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This young boy and his Donkey passed by while we were taking a snack and water break during our hike at Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca.  The boy took interest in us and stopped just beside us to see what we were up to.  I engaged him in conversation and offered him Pringles in exchange for a picture, he agreed.

Animals on Isla del Sol

A Boy And His Donkey At Isla del Sol, Bolivia

Photo of the Day: Hardworking Mule In Peru

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During our Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, mules carried most of the loads.  Mules are used throughout the Andes Mountains in South America due to their strength, stamina, long life and they are sure-footed.  Horses can be found too, but typically only carrying people short distances.

Working Animals in the Andes Mountains

Mule Carrying Load During Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Photo of the Day: Llamas & Alpacas In Northern Chile

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The Andes

Llamas & Alpacas Crossing The Road in Northern Chile's Altiplano

Llamas, alpacas and vicunas roam Northern Chile’s Altiplano. Most of them are domesticated, except vicunas, which remain wild and often a protected species. These animals produce incredible wool fabrics, especially the vicuna. While traveling in South America, you might also want to taste llama or alpaca steak. This photo was taken during our 3-day road trip throughout Northern Chile’s Altiplano.

Photo of the Day: Armadillo In Penninsula Valdes Argentina

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We knew ArmadillosT were in the US specifically Texas, but we didn’t know they were in South American, this one we found in Argentina. This critter walked across the parking lot in Punta Norte quiet casually after we watched sea lions all day. It seemed to be comfortable around many cars and people.

Armadillo in South America

Armadillo Walks By While We Are in the Parking Lot in Punta Norte Argentina