In the early morning, just as the sun crested the horizon, this black vulture turned from being black to shades of red and gold. The sun cresting the horizon can be seen in the vulture’s eye.

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When Black turns Gold

Everglades National Park
500 mm Lens


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I started out as an artist, became a pilot, and ended up where I am now: nature photographer and educator. Being a pilot allowed me to observe the Earth and humanity’s impact on it from 30,000 feet for many years. It allowed me to experience different cultures and to see the world through many lenses.

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  • jesika
    jesikaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image

  • thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    Marvelous detailed portrait with great lighting, well done William!

  • thank you :-)

    – William C. Gladish

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 3 years ago

    Both of these are outstanding, but I’ll go with this one ~ the three-quarter profile! This Golden Boy at his best. Assuming it’s a he. Looks like some elder statesman, or at least an intellectual in the ranks of the carrion eaters.

  • thank you Sheila…boy or girl, that’s a good question :-)

    – William C. Gladish

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