Furry visitors at La Silla

This photo shows the ESO 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla, located at the outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert. Despite its dryness, the area is home to a number of different wildlife species, many of which occasionally approach the observatory. Imaged here is a herd of vicuña – relative of the llama which live in the high alpine areas of the Andes.

Credit:

E. Matamorros/ESO

About the Image

Id:img_1209_matamorros
Type:Photographic
Release date:23 April 2014, 10:07
Size:2592 x 1944 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 3.6-metre telescope, La Silla, New Technology Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:La Silla

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