The Undertaker

By ColleenA
Good morning...
I would like to thank you all for the amazing response to my Cheetah image yesterday.Another thank you goes to Nathan (Ndods) Dave (Ugly) and Alan
(Alan_ Baseley) for their UA's....much appreciated.

Today's image was taken on a dark overcast day of a Vulture sitting in a tree waiting for his next meal. I have always found them fascinating birds.
Have a great Thursday

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
29 Aug 2013 6:30AM
Stunning wild life shot excellently presented.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Aug 2013 6:34AM
This is a great image Colleen !! Wet, cold and windy here - but not as bad as in Cape Town though !! I really like this image Smile
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
29 Aug 2013 6:37AM
They are an unusual looking bird but a very interesting one. This really captures the elemental nature of them, excellent.

Nigeve1 Plus
5 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 7:01AM
Excellent wildlife image.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Aug 2013 7:02AM
A superb capture, Collen, the king of all he surveys Smile Carol
29 Aug 2013 7:02AM
Master of all he surveys!
A well captured image of the vulture, Colleen!

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 7:18AM
Excellent image Colleen
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 7:23AM
I saw these at The Hawk Conservancy and the way they walk always makes me chuckle.SmileSmile
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 7:38AM
Yes, excellent capture & title. Grin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
29 Aug 2013 7:44AM
great title and a great image ColleenSmile
29 Aug 2013 7:49AM
Excellent capture Colleen,
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 8:26AM
Fab image Colleen - they are very odd birds with tiny head and neck on a huge powerful body. Well captured. Smile

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
29 Aug 2013 8:35AM
Nice shot Colleen Smile Wonderful birds Grin

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 8:37AM
awesome ......
beats my back yard sparrows without any doubt .. ..Wink
moiral 7 12 Scotland
29 Aug 2013 8:39AM
Excellent shot Colleen, and think the bland sky is a good bg for it, especially with it's choice of perch! Moira
PhilT2 Plus
8 446 29 England
29 Aug 2013 8:40AM
Superb...........great title complemented by the stark tree
A sinister bird + a great photo.
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
29 Aug 2013 8:45AM
Great title................nature needs the undertakers and re-cycling experts...............keeps nature in balance...........GrinGrinGrinGrin
29 Aug 2013 8:55AM
Beautiful composition!
9 10 10 England
29 Aug 2013 9:02AM
This great image says "Africa" to me Colleen. They do their job in the natural world very well.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 9:27AM
A wonderful sight to see in its natural habitat, I really envy you Colleen, and a super imageSmile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 9:44AM
Now that is a sight for 'sore eyes' Colleen
a brilliant it
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 9:55AM
Wow...... Great image ColleenGrin
jdinne 14 16 England
29 Aug 2013 10:22AM
The gloomy sky and barren tree fits with the vulture and perfect title.

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 151 16 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 10:31AM
Excellent capture Colleen, great titleSmile

29 Aug 2013 10:34AM
fine work Colleen he is a big un for sure

29 Aug 2013 10:54AM
A beautiful image Colleen. They aren't the most beautiful of birds but they are very majestic Grin

richmowil Plus
9 335 2 England
29 Aug 2013 11:26AM
The title made me smile Colleen!! Very appropriate for this bird!! Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 11:29AM
Quite scary looking bird especially on that winter tree!
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
29 Aug 2013 12:18PM
Well spotted and captured.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
29 Aug 2013 2:18PM
Superb capture--- what a great bird!
29 Aug 2013 2:24PM
Super capture of this Vulture "Natures dustbins"Grin
29 Aug 2013 3:56PM
What a Bird ! Great capture ! Those branches like made for the image ! Very impressive. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
29 Aug 2013 3:59PM
Waiting on its next meal Colleen !!
Good shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
29 Aug 2013 4:05PM
I do hope he wasn't eyeing you up as his next meal, Colleen! Wink He has posed very nicely for you, though...Smile
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
29 Aug 2013 4:07PM
The empty, grey bg gives the impression of it emerging from a receding mist, suddenly there and menacing...

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 4:43PM
Very aptly named and so very well captured. The lone lifeless tree adding to that feeling of entering a Charnel House.

Regards NathanGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
10 476 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 5:03PM
Yes i agree they are fascinating, beautiful capture here too Colleen, i was once told they have a long neck so they can get right inside carcasses of dead animals in the wild
29 Aug 2013 5:11PM
Superb capture, As long as he didn't have his eye on you ColleenGrinGrin
jackyp 6 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 6:09PM
What a stunning image Colleen, have never seen one in the wild, they are such fascinating creatures Smile
29 Aug 2013 6:15PM
Great title for the image Grin

capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 7:34PM
That overcast sky has made this image, love it.Smile

29 Aug 2013 9:38PM
Great image.

Jenny Smile
Potra 4 Venezuela
30 Aug 2013 12:54AM
Spectacular shot!
"High and dry where I can Spy" Beautiful capture. Well done Colleen.
What a beautifully stark image Colleen..perfect for the subject !! Fantastic image GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin
CHRISB911 12 54 1
30 Aug 2013 2:59PM
superb and positioning in the frame is spot on
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
4 Sep 2013 10:22PM
he looks as threatening as our douane bureaucrats... bet they work in the ZA administrations as well.

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