Photographer's Note

The Guanaco is a camel-like animal original from South America. Generally it scares easily and runs, but sometimes is aggresive and attacks if feel surrounded or in danger.
The male Guanaco is territorial and defensive, and can attack you if angry. Its defensive weapons are effective because it will spit you (has a long range spit, be careful!), or perhaps kick you. Are very fast runners.
The Chulengos are the Guanaco's babys, which are defended by both parents in case of aggression.

This shot was taken on the Valle de la Luna (Ishchigualasto) National Park, and the group of guanacos don't seem like my presence. Most of them (if not all) have an eye on me and turns back in order to start running on my first "strange" movement. If I do some stupid thing, perhaps the dominant male could engage me!
But they don't do anything if don't feel attacked.
Really, I wasn't on the mood of kicking Guanacos to defend myself (with poor success oportunities, I must say that!) :D

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