Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Follow The Vultures


... and you'll always find something interesting going on:


Meanwhile the birds gather on the ground, patiently waiting for the Chettah to finish their Impala meal so they can feed on the carcass.


Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

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15 comments:

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

I have often followed vultures to some interesting scenes. Great photos. Diane

Gary said...

Isn't that the story of life and death in nature. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

Mike B. said...

Wow- that's a big family dinner!

mick said...

Wow! Amazing!!

Springman said...

JM,
It boggels my mind to look up and down your posts this last week. You, sir, are a force. Africa, Asia, and South America. A royal flush of images. It is a priveledge to read you! ;-)WBW

theconstantwalker said...

Wow! Nature at it's best. Great images of African wildlife getting on with life....and death.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Africa looks so interesting.

Jacob said...

This is a great series...I couldn't help but smile. Those cheetahs look fierce and that poor impala is a goner, but look at those vultures.

We have black-headed and red-headed vultures here...I like them a lot. They do a wonderful job cleaning up our highways and byways!

Andreas Hensel said...

Pure nature and wild life...fantastic shots!

EmptyNester said...

As always, I am so impressed with and in awe of your photos.

greg urbano said...

i guess it was an early way for nature to show us that you stand in line for everything, the vultures must wait their turn, but their place in line is still before the beetles and other insects that will finish the remains

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

They have a very good observation point :) great scenes!!

dreamfalcon said...

that's how it goes - great photos illustrating this story!

Francisca said...

For that second shot, José, were you sitting in a tree or on the wings of a vulture? :-D

Larry said...

Great shots of the kill and the vultures José. Africa must be a truly amazing place.