Beauty on the wing by Dan MacKenzie

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Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/2500, f5.6, ISO 400

In flight, even the usually repulsive white backed vulture (Gyps africanus) becomes a thing of great beauty. Although our image of the vulture is typically less than charitable, they are surprisingly fastidious groomers with an almost fanatical zeal for cleanliness.

Hwange national park, Zimbabwe


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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured Tuesday 15 May 2013

    Great Image!!!

  • Thank you very much Steve, much appreciated!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 1 year ago

    30th May 2013

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 1 year ago

    20 Jun 2013 – challenge “VULTURES of Afrika/AASVOËLS van Afrika”

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