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Vulture King, lost in time...  by steppeland

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Photograph made in Artis, Amsterdam Zoo, the Netherlands

How majestic he was sitting there, aware of his strength – gaze on infinity :)

More information: Griffon Vulture – wikipedia

The Griffon vulture is listed on the IUCN Red List of threatened species – status: least Concern

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera.

Challenge wins, features and top10
This photo won first place in the challenge best of V and was featured in the group Alphabeth soup (Oct 23, 2009)
Top10 placement in letter V – Cee’s fun artsy friends (Oct. 5, 2010)
Top10 in Letter V – Cee’s fun artsy friends (May 3, 2011)
Top10 in the letter V – pictures with the WOW-factor (Nov. 3, 2011)
Thank you so much to the host of these marvellous groups, and to all who voted :)

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Collar of silk-soft feathers

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

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • Cheryl Dunning
    Cheryl Dunningover 6 years ago

    ooo…I like this

  • :D – thank you!

    – steppeland

  • Aimelle
    Aimelleover 6 years ago

    ohh so majestuous ! and I like how everything is soft. beautiful capture my friend =D

  • :aww: Thanks a lot dear… yes, doesn’t he just look like a cuddle-bird? – don’t think he would like it though! :)

    – steppeland

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 6 years ago

    and isn’t he just handsome! the only thing that makes him so different then our eagles is that he has no head-dress……….otherwise they are so similar…..(well…except i don’t think eagles will urinate on their legs to keep them cool…lol)………LOVE the vulture world though

  • yes they are gorgeous birds too! (O_o what is that about their keeping the legs cool? – never heard that story ROFL )

    – steppeland

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 6 years ago

    lol….vultures will urinate on their legs to keep their temperatures down! they’ll also vomit their food if threatened? then come back to re-eat it….yummmmmy!

  • Yuck… makes them a lot less hugable for me, suddenly LMAO

    – steppeland

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...about 6 years ago

    lol….i was at a local festival this fall……..and they had a bird show going on. just as they brought out this great African vulture….someone ELSE walked by with his bull mastiff pup…….the lady holding the bird was like ‘ooooh, siruh….could you PLEASE remove u’r great beast before my bird vomitith on me?‘………it was a Renaisance Festival of course…wouldn’t have matched the costuming if the bird had chucked on her. lol

  • Hilarious! I can ‘see’ the scene ROFL

    – steppeland

  • oddoutlet
    oddoutletover 5 years ago

    These birds are scarry looking! Great shot and title!!

  • Thank you so much for the feature and kind compliment! I really appreciate!

    – steppeland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 5 years ago

    Great image, well done and congratulations on being featured.

  • Thanks a lot, David! much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved feature in Alphabet Soup


  • Thank you so much, Sheila for the kind comment! :)

    – steppeland

  • gabbielizzie
    gabbielizzieover 5 years ago

    congratulations on your feature

  • Thank you so much, GL! :)

    – steppeland

  • caradione
    caradioneover 5 years ago

    i dont know if he looks majestic or lost???? daydreaming of a time before.. wondering where he is meant to be…
    either or… it is a marvelous image congrats on your feature…xo

  • Thank you for your visit and for this marvellous comment, caradione, I really appreciate. (Check the title, I adapted it to cover your impression of the image ;) ) Thanks a lot!

    – steppeland

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