Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Birds Category) - Group - Vulture - Vultures/Condors

This challenge closed almost 7 years ago.

The Challenge

The 5th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of VULTURES/CONDORS.

Interesting Facts

> Vultures seldom attack healthy animals, but may kill the wounded or sick.

> They gorge themselves when prey is abundant, until their crop bulges, and sit, sleepy or half torpid, to digest their food.

> They do not carry food to their young in their claws, but disgorge it from the crop.

> Vulture stomach acid is exceptionally corrosive, allowing them to safely digest putrid carcasses infected with Botulinum toxin, hog cholera, and anthrax bacteria that would be lethal to other scavengers. This also enables them to use their reeking, corrosive vomit as a defensive projectile when threatened.

> Vultures urinate straight down their legs; the uric acid kills bacteria accumulated from walking through carcasses, and also acts as evaporative cooling.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information


Cover Image: Griffin Vulture (Gyps fulvus) by Stephen Liptrot


The Top Ten

Griffin Vulture (Gyps fulvus)  by Stephen Liptrot

Griffin Vulture (Gyps fulvus) by Stephen Liptrot was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 8 votes.

  • Vulture Descent by Martin Smart
  • A Wake of Vultures by Robert  Mackert
  • Turkey Vulture - "Snoopy" by Alyce Taylor
  • Turkey Vulture by Dave & Trena Puckett
  • Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) by Gabor Pozsgai

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