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Lappet - Faced Vulture

Lappet - Faced Vulture
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-12-29 11:13
Viewed: 382
Points: 14
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Lappet - Faced Vulture (Endangered)

I have captured this scavenging 'Lappet - Faced Vulture' (Torgos tracheliotos) at Kruger National Park a few days ago.
This species is patchly distributed through much Africa, like - Senegal πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡³, Mali πŸ‡²πŸ‡±, Burkina Faso, Niger πŸ‡³πŸ‡ͺ, Chad πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡©, Sudan πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©, Egypt πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬, Somalia πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡΄, Kenya πŸ‡°πŸ‡ͺ, Ethiopia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ή, Tanzania πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ώ, Uganda πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¬, Rwanda πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ό, Zambia πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡², Zimbabwe πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡Ό, South Africa, Namibia πŸ‡³πŸ‡¦, Swaziland πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡Ώ etc.
This Vulture likes to live in dry Savanah.

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To lousat: Thanks and Happy New YearHotelcalifornia 1 12-31 10:21
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Hello Srikumar,
Excellent details and natural colors. Nice composition.
Happy new year with great health and prosperity !

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2018-12-30 6:56]

The reminder of old days, when we had here species like this and now long time that not seen such beauty, well shot with perfect sharpness and exposure.

Wonderful captured image.....

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-12-30 11:14]
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HI Srikumar,fantastic capture of this faced vulture,a difficult location but the best DOF for the best sharpness,and the head position is perfect too. I wish you all the best for the new year and i hope that treknature will be works regulary soon.Luciano.

Happy New Year Srikumar!

This is an excellent shot of the Vulture.



a perfect portrait, greetings Ori

Hi Srikumar,

The vegetation is framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Lappet - Faced Vulture. The light is giving good rendering of the colors. Have a nice day.


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