Vultures are certainly not to be messed with and this was about as close as I was going to this lot. These aggressive and very argumentative fellows were part of a group of fairly immature African White-backed Vultures (Gyps africanus) and Rüppell’s Griffon Vultures (Gyps rueppellii) lunching on the carcass of a buffalo. The ones in this image are African White-backed Vultures. There was a huge amount of posturing and fighting for whatever was ripped from the carcass. It must be a stressful society to live in.
Image taken at Ennesoit Private Game Reserve, Laikipia, Kenya
Canon IDMKII with Canon 300mm F2.8L IS lens and Canon x2 extender. ISO200 1/1600 at f5.6.