Hope

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These Vultures were hoping that the Lions would move away from their nearby kill soon. This picture was taken in the early hours of the day before it started heating up.

All images are of  White-backed Vultures, the most common vulture species to be seen on Thanda.

20121223 - CS2_4711 - E - SIG 20121231 - CS2_5741 - E - SIGAbout White-backed Vultures:

The White-backed Vulture is a typical vulture, with only down feathers on the head and neck, very broad wings and short tail feathers. The adult’s whitish back contrasts with the otherwise dark plumage. This is a medium-sized Vulture with a wingspan up to 2.25 m (7 ft).
Like other Vultures it is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of animals which it finds by soaring high over the savanna. It often moves in flocks. It breeds in trees , laying one egg. The population is mostly resident. Its conservation status is “Endangered”.

4 Replies to “Hope”

  1. This particular picture “Hope” resonates with me. It’s determination and the perseverance of the vulture is striking.

  2. Pic 1 is one of my favorite types of pics.With the trees against the background you can truly see the beauty of the trees and the journey they take as they reach to the sky.Defining each and every twist and turn.With the Vultures sitting atop the trees makes for one beautiful pic.Have a Great One!! and Thanks for sharing.

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