Tuesday, 23 November 2010

African White Backed Vulture


After some fighting among them, the most important members of the group start feeding on dead baby zebra before carnivorous mammals arrive.


Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

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10 comments:

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

sad..but necessary scene! excellent catch! regards

Stickup Artist said...

It is the law of the jungle expressed here. I just wish that law did not extend itself to humanity. Very thought provoking and powerful scene.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great capture but they are not really the most beautiful of birds!! Diane

Springman said...

Nature Doesn't pull it's punches! This is a fantastic image that sends a little shiver up one's spine. Thank you for helping to start this new endeavour, You will always be the first!

Jacob said...

They'd better hurry! These are wonderful birds. We've got lots of them, but a different type.

EG Wow said...

Oh my! There are so many vultures!

flutietootie said...

I am so sorry for the zebra although it makes for a nice photo.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh wow...I feel for the zebra but I know everyone has to eat....amazing....Michelle

Suzanne Collette said...

These are wonderfully scary! It is quite a world we live in. World Bird for sure!

Øyvind Buljo said...

Nice shot! Must be a kick to experience this, it's as raw as nature gets! Interesting blog btw...