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Good morning....

I would like to thank Ron (Rontear) and Anthony (Spring2bok) for their UA's much appreciated....
I am glad you all liked the wild dogs, today I finish their story.

The day before on our game drive we saw vultures circling in the sky and discovered the dogs at a kill. There were hundreds of vultures sitting in trees and on the ground waiting to feast. The dogs were still lying too close to the carcass for the vultures to dare come forward. Most of the dogs were fast asleep with full tummies.
V1 uncropped view of the vultures in a dead tree. V4 + 5 are of the kill and V6 let sleeping dogs lie.....one of the youngsters fast asleep with a smile on his face GrinGrin
Have a nice dayGrinGrin

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Date Taken:12 Jan 2013 - 4:40 PM
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Title:A view to a kill....
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:6 Feb 2014 - 5:20 AM
Tags:African Wild Dogs, Cape vultures, Wildlife / nature
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 5:27 AM

Red in tooth and claw - magnificent series, Colleen.

bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 6:25 AM

Thats a great set Colleen well taken.
Rob

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 6:28 AM

You can almost feel the tension in the vultures, waiting for the dogs to move on. Great set Colleen.

Andy

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 6:42 AM

A super series, Colleen, vultures do an excellent job of clearing the land of unwanted carcasses, but not before the dogs have had their fill. Love the contentment in V.6. Carol

mistere
mistere e2 Member 1mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 6:53 AM

Great set Colleen, the vultures look like a meeting of our local WI.
Nice Work.

Dave.

Caziwinkles
6 Feb 2014 - 7:08 AM

Excellently documented Colleen. Like bees round a honeypot - maybe not as sweet!! Wink

Carol

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 7:20 AM

Super set Colleen, love the last one he's well stuffed.

Mike_Young
6 Feb 2014 - 7:29 AM

Another splendid set of images, all visually stunning and educationally interesting.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
6 Feb 2014 - 7:32 AM

These images really get to me Colleen, I find them to be spectacular and better than any documentary..amazing behind the scenes photography.

Lynette Grin

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:07 AM

Very impressive set Colleen - like V6 - full tummy and sweet dreams.Grin
Joan.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Feb 2014 - 8:14 AM

Another super set of images Colleen,
Fred.

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:15 AM

A great set of images which combined with Simon's would make for a superb documentary...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:29 AM

..... and life goes on..........................

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:47 AM

A great set Colleen, I wonder how long the vultures had to wait?Smile




Cliff

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 8:55 AM

Superb set of images, Colleen. Your series on wild dogs & vultures made compelling reportage.
Fred

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:57 AM


Quote: A great set Colleen, I wonder how long the vultures had to wait?Smile
Cliff

Most probably till nightfall when the heat of the day ended and the dogs moved on.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 9:02 AM

A good set images Colleen
R.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 9:34 AM

Nature in the raw. v6 is a fine ending... bliss.

Dave

brandish
brandish e2 Member brandish vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 9:37 AM

Well done Colleen,really good sequence,happy to tip you over the 30 for this fine set.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 9:43 AM

Nice to have a happy ending in V6. This has been a wonderful series Colleen. Congratulations. GrinGrinGrin Peter.

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 9:55 AM

Excellent series Colleen, Love V 6 he does look like he is smiling GrinGrin

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 10:15 AM

A splendid set of lovely images Colleen!! Demonstrates well how one specie is reliant upon another specie!!

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 10:46 AM

A set of images which evoke many feelings - sadness that we carnivores do exactly the same - the dead carcass -
the satisfied look of the sleeping dog and the waiting vultures!
I like V3 best from a photographic point of view but he others tell the story.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 11:05 AM

I know its the circle of life but sometimes it does seem rather harsh, that said they are still a great set of images.

Mary Grin

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 11:15 AM

Great set of what really goes on Colleen
well captured and write up too
Lillian

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 11:46 AM

Another great set, Colleen, and a fine finish to this series Smile I rather like V6 - it looks so contented! Wink
Trev Smile

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 12:40 PM

a tremendous set and it tells the full stoty..



billy

gwynn56
gwynn56  274 forum posts England
6 Feb 2014 - 12:49 PM

at first i thought something had attacked the dogs Sad

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 1:01 PM

Beautiful images,

Ali

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 1:57 PM

Excellent documentary captures, Colleen! Great work!
Regards,
George

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3368 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 2:08 PM

Fabulous captures Colleen. I do like vultures GrinGrin

Kathryn

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 2:16 PM

A fabulous series showing nature at work. The delightful thing about the natural world is that nothing is wasted. First the predators, then the carrion eaters, later smaller scavengers then the flies move in and complete the clean up. It is wonderful. I wish that humans were less wasteful.

debu
debu  4 India
6 Feb 2014 - 2:45 PM

Superb set!
debu

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 2:47 PM

An astonishing set of images!

capto
capto e2 Member 21234 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 4:16 PM

Brilliant set.Smile

ivor

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 6:16 PM

Interesting setSmile

Eileen

viscostatic
6 Feb 2014 - 7:22 PM

Great images Colleen and all part of a story. Love the images of the vultures in the tree.

Phil.

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 7:45 PM

A great set of images again Colleen.

Jenny Smile

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101490 forum postsdark_lord vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:20 PM

A very nice set showing life (and death) on the plains.
I quite like vultures, not so keen on hyenas, but both a vital part of the ecosystem Smile
Keith

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
6 Feb 2014 - 8:28 PM

Great set Colleen. Love V6. He does look as though he is smiling. Cathy

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:28 PM

They are wild dogs Keith not hyenas. Grin

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2014 - 8:57 PM

An excellent documentary series taken in the African bush, a fascinating one to view. I watched that programme on vultures last night, they are invaluable to the ecosystem, without them diseases are spread and watercourses are contaminated which leads to peoples deaths

AlexAppleby
6 Feb 2014 - 8:59 PM

More great shots and vultures to boot (I love vultures)! How wonderful.

WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
7 Feb 2014 - 1:42 AM

Six lovely captures. All your depths are spot on. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.

781969
781969  1 India
7 Feb 2014 - 4:03 AM

Wild life in action lovely capture of all variants.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
7 Feb 2014 - 10:13 AM

AMAZING! V1 and V6 are favorites... Good nature shots...
IB

senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2014 - 6:30 PM

like V3 and V6 .. you're so lucky to observe all these

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