We just finished up with the Lares Trek! Andean animals all over the place! Sheep, Llamas, Alpacas, Oh my!! It was an Alpaca-lypse!!! We saw Llama sex happen. Then Llama brawl. Mo drama fo yo llama! There was a beckoning feeling that we were being watched.. then we took our gaze slightly up and saw a white and brown Llama staring intensely at us… and as we approached… we then realized that it wasn’t a white and brown llama, but it was a white llama mounting atop a brown llama… and engaging in heart felt, passionate, llama love. A video can be seen here… llama porn.
The trek was beautifuly, challenging.. I really learned to push myself past my limits. I’m not going to lie. I think I may have come down with strep throat along the way, I was carrying a stupid amount of camera equipment– 70-200 lens, my 16-35 lens… and my 5D markIII… all of which amount to the weight of a baby… which wouldn’t be so bad if the air wasn’t so thin b/c of the altitude. It was definitely worth it– but I have come to terms with the fact that I’m a huge wuss. HA! It was hard as shit. But it was probably one of the most awe-inspiring views I’ve ever experienced. Machu Picchu is a straight up mind-fuck. It’s so incredible. I think I cried 3 times on the way up. So cool to see something so old… so vast… and so beautiful. You feel so tiny and insignificant among such greatness!!Here is what my eyes have seen these past few days!