Peru and Bolivia - Ryan Kost

Llamas In The Mist

This is one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. The story behind it is rather fortuitous. Photographers just get lucky sometimes! I was looking for a place to use the bathroom around 5:30 a.m., and I found a beautiful rock to go behind. As I started doing my business, I looked up and was blown away by the lighting and llamas peacefully resting in front of me. I dashed back through the soggy field and grabbed my camera knowing I had almost zero battery life left. I quickly dialed in my settings and hoped it worked knowing I would only get 2 or 3 shots before the battery crapped out. Then I checked my LCD screen after taking the shot and saw that I luckily had captured a bit of the magic and spirit of the Peruvian Andes