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|It is very amazing to see an Alcapa in a meadow in Holland. But never the less I think they are cute.|
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Alpacas have been domesticated for thousands of years. There are no wild alpacas. The closest living species are the wild Vicuņa, also native to South America. Along with Camels and Llamas, the Alpaca are classified as Camelids. Larger than the wild Vicuņa, the Alpaca is smaller than the other Camelid species.
Of the various Camelid species, the Alpaca and Vicuņa are the most valuable fiber-bearing animals: the alpaca because of the quality and quantity of its fiber, and the vicuņa because of the softness, fineness and quality of its coat. Alpacas are too small to be used as pack animals. Instead, they were bred exclusively for their fiber and meat.
Alpaca meat was once considered a delicacy by Andean inhabitants. A recent resurgence in Alpaca meat was curtailed by a recent change to Peruvian law granting the Alpaca protected status. Today, it is illegal to slaugher or trade in Alpaca meat. Because of the high price commanded by Alpaca on the growing North American Alpaca market, illegal Alpaca smuggling has become a growing problem.
Alpacas and llamas can (and do) successfully cross-breed. The resulting offspring are called huarizo, which are valued for their unique fleece and often have gentle temperaments and are suitable for pets.
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Very nice shot on this Alpaca. Spot on exposure has brought out excellent color saturation and sharp detail in the fur. How can you not love a face like that!
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A good portrait of this Alpaca!
I like the light on the animal, it produces very clear details on the fur and head.
Very god the composition made, with the dark side to the right of the picture.
It would be useful to reduce the amount of noise at the background.
Well done and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
Een prachtige scherpe foto. De achtergrond is oké. POV is correct.
Groeten en TFS