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Visual Serendipity Week 81. The largest flying bird.

 
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The Andean Condor is the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere, and second only to the Wandering Albatross in terms of wingspan among all living flying birds.

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Visual Serendipity.

 
Serendip­ity: noun; the occur­rence and devel­op­ment of events by chance in a happy or ben­e­fi­cial way.

Colombian Landscapes

The Cocora Valley is located in the Central Cordillera of the Andean mountains in Colombia. According to local legends, “Cocora” was the name of a Quimbayan princess, daughter of the local chief Acaime, and means “star of water”. The Valley  is the principal location of the national tree and symbol of Colombia, the Quindío wax palm, as well as a wide variety of other flora and fauna protected under the Park’s national status. The valley and the nearby town of Salento are among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.