17 October 2012

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
Tejo Internacional NP, Portugal

Not the most beautiful and attractive bird in our fauna, the Griffon Vulture is certainly a very photogenic species. When in a feeding frenzy – as in this case, where over 250 Vultures devour a deer’s corpse – they give us moments like this, when one of the birds, after having eaten, and with its head and neck splattered with blood, decides to inspect its whereabouts.

Nikon D3s + Nikon 500mm f4 VR
iso 800, 1/320, f5.6, -0.3 Ev