Thank you so much for all the votes and great comments on my Young giraffe yesterday and apologies for calling him silly
A big Thank you to Prabhas ant to Jenn (taggart) for their UA's, so grateful
Today a Lappet faced vulture, they are big birds growing to a height of 98-105cm,. They can weigh as much as 6.5-8kg and have a wingspan of 2.8m. They have been described as the most hideous birds in the world.
There are only 49 breeding pairs left in the area (around Kruger National park) They soar and glide at 50km/h and have a territory of 900 sq kms. They rarely interact with other pairs.
They are mostly always the last to arrive at a kill and are seen spiraling down from a very high height. They tend to eat the skin, tendons and ligaments which other vultures find hard to process therefore they do not go hungry by arriving late at a kill. I was in the process of capturing vultures flying in for the kill when I spotted him sitting to one side alone watching about 15 normal vultures attacking a kill waiting his turn, hence my high shutter speed. I did not want to waste time changing settings as they are such rare sightings. He was also quite far from us! Had my lens on full zoom.
Have a great Monday...
Tags: Wildlife and nature
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