Determined ~ Vulture portrait by steppeland

Determined ~ Vulture portrait by 

Planckendael zoo collection
Mechelen, Belgium
^Copyright © 2009 Steppeland – All rights reserved

’Don’t tell me what to do, I know what I want’

Griffon Vulture
The Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a large Old World vulture. It is a scavenger, feeding mostly from carcasses of dead animals which it finds by soaring over open areas, often moving in flocks. It breeds on crags in mountains in southern Europe, north Africa, and Asia, laying one egg. ( Source: Wikipedia )

Conservation status

Griffon Vulture is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Status: Least Concern

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera.
and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Shutter Speed:1/125 second
Focal Length:300 mm
ISO Speed:400
Date Taken:Jun 20, 2009, 2:05:50 PM

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Featured in : Love these creatures( March 3, 2013)
Featured in Art Universe (March 4, 2013)
Featured in Nature in it’s etirety (March 5, 2013)
Featured in International women’s photography (March 6, 2013)
Featured in The Birds (March 9, 2013)

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Determined ~ Vulture portrait
by steppeland

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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