Photo by @RobertClarkphoto | A young male or Bachelor Guanaco, (Lama guanicoe) camelid native to South America keeps watch over his herd mates who are grazing below in the Parque Nacional Talampaya. It is a typical behavior to help protect the herd from predators, such as the cougars, jaguars and foxes.
Guanaco inhabit both the Pampas plains and mountainous regions of #SouthAmerica. They are found in the altiplano of #Peru, #Bolivia and #Chile, and in #Patagonia, with a small population in #Paraguay.
In Argentina and Chile, they are more numerous in Patagonian regions, as well as in places such as the Torres del Paine National Park, and Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego.
When they feel threatened, guanacos alert the herd to flee with a high-pitched, bleating call. The male usually runs behind the herd to defend them. #Guanacos are one of the largest wild mammal species found in South America.