This is Icarus, a devastatingly handsome King Vulture. If all the lady King Vultures had their wish to merge the George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt of King Vultures all together, this would be it.
Oh look at the size of his caruncle!
Here you see Icarus (when he was younger his nickname was “Icky” but look at him now) giving us his best “time to make all the girls fall off their perch” stare.
(And if their are any gay King Vultures watching, they have by now turned to carrion jelly)
Can you feel the pure unadulterated lust?
Oh yeah…I knew you could


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Alan Shapiro is an award-winning and published portrait, wildlife and nature photographer based in New York and traveling the world to find, create and share inspiring images.

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  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 1 year ago


  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago

    Congratulations! Please participate in this topic where you can find the link to the challenge of this BREATHTAKING feature, and please take notice of some group’s changes.
    Features – 2013/03/02

    Thank you!

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 1 year ago

    now THAT’S a portrait – amazing colour and detail – beautifully done!

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleover 1 year ago

    March 7, 2013

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