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The Tropical Andes biodiversity hotspot extends from Venezuela to northern Chile and Argentina, covering a total of more than 500,000 square kilometres. This region has the greatest biodiversity of plants, birds and amphibians in the world with more than 15,000 endemic plant species, 500 endemic bird species and 600 endemic frog species. The Tropical Andes hotspot is notable for its variety of hummingbird species, for the world's largest flying bird the Ancean condor and for the world's deepest gorge, the Colca Canyon.
The Cordillera Real range of mountains in the Andes from Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, December 2009 - David Noton
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David Noton / The Cordillera Real range of mountains in the Andes from Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, December 2009
Flamingos on Laguna / Lake Colorada at dawn, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia, December 2009 - David Noton
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David Noton / Flamingos on Laguna / Lake Colorada at dawn, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia, December 2009
Machu Pichu, Andes, Peru with {Sobralia dichotoma} flower in foreground, 2006. - Juan Manuel Borrero
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Juan Manuel Borrero / Machu Pichu, Andes, Peru with {Sobralia dichotoma} flower in foreground, 2006.
The remote region of high desert, altiplano and volcanoes near Tapaquilcha, Bolivia, December 2009 - David Noton
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David Noton / The remote region of high desert, altiplano and volcanoes near Tapaquilcha, Bolivia, December 2009
Vicua {Lama vicugna} with Chimborazo Volcano behind, Chimborazo Reserve, Andes, Ecuaor. Re-introduced 270 animals in 1988 and by 2003 there were 2800 - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Vicua {Lama vicugna} with Chimborazo Volcano behind, Chimborazo Reserve, Andes, Ecuaor. Re-introduced 270 animals in 1988 and by 2003 there were 2800
Andean cloud forest near Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Andean cloud forest near Machu Picchu, Cusco, Peru
Urubamba river and the mountains around Macchu Pichu ruins, on the slopes of the Andes mountains, Cusco Department, Peru. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Urubamba river and the mountains around Macchu Pichu ruins, on the slopes of the Andes mountains, Cusco Department, Peru.
Vicua {Lama vicugna} with Chimborazo Volcano behind, Chimborazo Reserve, Andes, Ecuaor. Re-introduced 270 animals in 1988 and by 2003 there were 2800 - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Vicua {Lama vicugna} with Chimborazo Volcano behind, Chimborazo Reserve, Andes, Ecuaor. Re-introduced 270 animals in 1988 and by 2003 there were 2800
Laguan Verde, Andes, Bolivia. Extinct Inca volcano behind. 4300m. - Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Laguan Verde, Andes, Bolivia. Extinct Inca volcano behind. 4300m.
The road to Ojo de Perdiz, high on the altiplano, Bolivia, December 2009 - David Noton
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David Noton / The road to Ojo de Perdiz, high on the altiplano, Bolivia, December 2009
Frailejones plants in paramo habitat {Espeletia pycnophylla} El Angel Reserve, Ecuador - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Frailejones plants in paramo habitat {Espeletia pycnophylla} El Angel Reserve, Ecuador
Mount Huascararn, the highest peak in the Peruvian Andes, Peru, South America - Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Mount Huascararn, the highest peak in the Peruvian Andes, Peru, South America
Frailejones plants in paramo habitat {Espeletia pycnophylla} El Angel Reserve, Ecuador - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Frailejones plants in paramo habitat {Espeletia pycnophylla} El Angel Reserve, Ecuador
Puya hamata, terrestrial bromeliad and Frailejones. El Angel Ecological Reserve (Paramo habitat), Carchi Province, Northern Andes, Ecuador. South America - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Puya hamata, terrestrial bromeliad and Frailejones. El Angel Ecological Reserve (Paramo habitat), Carchi Province, Northern Andes, Ecuador. South America
Flowering Puya {Puya hamata} + Frailejones {Espeletia pycnophylla} paramo, Ecuador - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Flowering Puya {Puya hamata} + Frailejones {Espeletia pycnophylla} paramo, Ecuador
Frailejones {Espeletia pycnophylla} - tall plants and {Espeletia sp.} - short plants. El Angel Ecological Reserve, 3700 m above sea level. Paramo habitat. Andes, NE Ecuador. Endemic plants to northern... - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Frailejones {Espeletia pycnophylla} - tall plants and {Espeletia sp.} - short plants. El Angel Ecological Reserve, 3700 m above sea level. Paramo habitat. Andes, NE Ecuador. Endemic plants to northern...
Montane rainforest at an altitude of 2000 metres. Eastern Andes, Peru. - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Montane rainforest at an altitude of 2000 metres. Eastern Andes, Peru.
Fog shrouded canopy in Montane Rainforest, Yungas, eastern Andes, Peru. - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Fog shrouded canopy in Montane Rainforest, Yungas, eastern Andes, Peru.
Primary rainforest, Western slope of Andes, Ecuador - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Primary rainforest, Western slope of Andes, Ecuador
Bromeliad in flower (Bromeliaceae) within the Upland Amazon Rainforest in the Eastern slopes of the Andes mountains, Cusco Department, Peru. - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / Bromeliad in flower (Bromeliaceae) within the Upland Amazon Rainforest in the Eastern slopes of the Andes mountains, Cusco Department, Peru.
Looking down into the leaves of a Puya plant {Puya raimondii} Bolivia - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Looking down into the leaves of a Puya plant {Puya raimondii} Bolivia
{Puya raimondii} in flower, largest bromeliad in the world, Bolivia - Luiz Claudio Marigo
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Luiz Claudio Marigo / {Puya raimondii} in flower, largest bromeliad in the world, Bolivia
Queen of the Andes (Puya raimondii) forest. Peru. June 2012. - Martha Holmes
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Martha Holmes / Queen of the Andes (Puya raimondii) forest. Peru. June 2012.
Queen of the Andes (Puya raimondii) forest, Peru. June 2012. - Martha Holmes
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Martha Holmes / Queen of the Andes (Puya raimondii) forest, Peru. June 2012.
Common mountain viscacha {Lagidium viscacia} Inkawasi island, Salar de Uyuni, SW Bolivia - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Common mountain viscacha {Lagidium viscacia} Inkawasi island, Salar de Uyuni, SW Bolivia
Common / Southern mountain viscacha {Lagidium viscacia} on rocks at Machu Picchu, Peru - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Common / Southern mountain viscacha {Lagidium viscacia} on rocks at Machu Picchu, Peru
Brazilian rabbit {Sylvilagus brasiliensis} Podocarpus NP. Andes, Ecuador - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Brazilian rabbit {Sylvilagus brasiliensis} Podocarpus NP. Andes, Ecuador
Culpeo / Andean fox (Pseudalopex culpaeus) wild, 3300m, Cotopaxi NP, Andes, Ecuador. - Kevin Schafer
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Kevin Schafer / Culpeo / Andean fox (Pseudalopex culpaeus) wild, 3300m, Cotopaxi NP, Andes, Ecuador.
Southern pudu deer (Pudu puda) male, Peru, vulnerable species - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Southern pudu deer (Pudu puda) male, Peru, vulnerable species
White-tailed deer {Odocoileus virginianus} Paramo, Cotopaxi NP, Ecuador - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / White-tailed deer {Odocoileus virginianus} Paramo, Cotopaxi NP, Ecuador
Culpeo / Andean red fox {Pseudolopex culpaeus} Altiplano, Bolivia - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Culpeo / Andean red fox {Pseudolopex culpaeus} Altiplano, Bolivia
Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus) resting in tree against mountain landscape. Captive. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, 2010. - Roland Seitre
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Roland Seitre / Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus) resting in tree against mountain landscape. Captive. Chaparri reserve, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru, 2010.
Vicua {Lama vicugna} Chimborazo Reserve, Andes, Ecudor. Re-introduced 270 animals in 1988 and by 2003 there were 2800 - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Vicua {Lama vicugna} Chimborazo Reserve, Andes, Ecudor. Re-introduced 270 animals in 1988 and by 2003 there were 2800
Juvenile Vicuna (Lama vicugna) on bank of Umayo lake, Puno, Peru - Juan Manuel Borrero
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Juan Manuel Borrero / Juvenile Vicuna (Lama vicugna) on bank of Umayo lake, Puno, Peru
Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) head portrait, Altiplano, Bolivia - Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Vicuna (Vicugna vicugna) head portrait, Altiplano, Bolivia
Vicuna {Lama vicugna} Pampa Galeras Reserve, Andes, Peru - Doug Allan
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Doug Allan / Vicuna {Lama vicugna} Pampa Galeras Reserve, Andes, Peru
Guanacos {Lama guanicoe} San Guillermo Biosphere Reserve, Central Andes, Argentina - Daniel Gomez
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Daniel Gomez / Guanacos {Lama guanicoe} San Guillermo Biosphere Reserve, Central Andes, Argentina
Fishing mouse with fish, Caja National Park, Andes, Ecuador S. America - JIM CLARE
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JIM CLARE / Fishing mouse with fish, Caja National Park, Andes, Ecuador S. America
Mountain viscacha {Lagidium viscacia}, near Andahuaylas, Andes, Peru, South America - JIM CLARE
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JIM CLARE / Mountain viscacha {Lagidium viscacia}, near Andahuaylas, Andes, Peru, South America
Wild Bolivian / Peruvian Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) in tree. Madidi National Park, Bolivia. - Roy Mangersnes
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Roy Mangersnes / Wild Bolivian / Peruvian Squirrel Monkey (Saimiri boliviensis) in tree. Madidi National Park, Bolivia.
Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) on branch with tail in air, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) on branch with tail in air, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species
Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) hanging from branch, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) hanging from branch, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species
Portrait of an Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) mother with baby. Captive. Endemic to Peru. - Mark Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Portrait of an Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator) mother with baby. Captive. Endemic to Peru.
Brown-capped Capuchin (Cebus apella) climbing tree, Peru - Juan Manuel Borrero
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Juan Manuel Borrero / Brown-capped Capuchin (Cebus apella) climbing tree, Peru
Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) on branch, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) on branch, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species
Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) on branch, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) on branch, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species
Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) hanging from branch carrying baby, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species - Mark  Bowler
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Mark Bowler / Yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax / Lagothrix flavicauda) hanging from branch carrying baby, Alto Mayo, Amazonas, Peru, critically endangered species
Spectacled bear feeding on puya in the Andes, SE Ecuador. - JIM CLARE
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JIM CLARE / Spectacled bear feeding on puya in the Andes, SE Ecuador.
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