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WINNER of the Alphabet Legs – Creatures Beginning with ‘V’ Challenge
in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

2nd Place in the YOU CHOOSE – Black Coloured Birds In Flight
Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

2nd Place in The Cathartidae Family Challenge in the Birds of Prey Group

Featured in “Wild Birds in Flight” October 2009
Featured in “Alphabet Soup” June 2010
Featured in “Nature Photography Challenge” January 2011

A Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) in flight off Columbia Beach, Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC,Canada

Canon 40D
1/1600sec f9 ISO 400
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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  • DigitallyStill
    DigitallyStillabout 5 years ago

    Nice capture Martin. Love to watch them glide. I was recently visiting Hawk Cliff (out in Port Stanley – east of Toronto) where kettles of these guys go by in hundreds and some times even thousands. Hawk Cliff is a migratory path for them along Lake Erie. Awesome photo.


  • Many thanks for your comments Francine, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • main1
    main1about 5 years ago

    I love Turkey Vultures!! What a beauty!! :)

  • Thank you so much Marleia, glad you like it!

    – Martin Smart

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture Martin!

  • Thank you very much Torfinn!

    – Martin Smart

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...about 5 years ago

    beautiful capture.

  • Thank you very much Tallow!

    – Martin Smart

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture, Martin!

  • Thanks so much Olga!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 5 years ago

    Great shot Martin!!

  • Thank you very much Marvin!

    – Martin Smart

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsabout 5 years ago

    Lovely panning once again Martin, great image with good lighting

  • Many thanks for your comments David, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • GraceNotes
    GraceNotesabout 5 years ago

    Just perfect!

  • Thanks so much GraceNotes!

    – Martin Smart

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    A wonderful image!!!!!! Beautiful!!

  • Thank you very much Lori!

    – Martin Smart

  • niki78
    niki78about 5 years ago

    Superb shot Martin.

  • Thanks very much Niki!

    – Martin Smart

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