23 March 2013


Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

Contrary to what some may think, many of the Nature photos that I make are conceived beforehand, not only the subjects but also the light and framing, amongst other aspects. During last winter I visited this place more than ten times. I was looking for a crepuscular light on a heavily clouded sky with a few small interspaces. I was hoping to find some Griffons or Black Vultures that are abundant in the area. since these large necrophagous birds do not like to fly around in rainy days or with reduced visibility, waiting for them in such a setting required a lot of persistence.

Nikon D3s + Nikon 500mm f4 VR
iso 200, 1/2000, f13