Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Vultures at close quarters!

The song goes, "Mama's taking us to the zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow...." etc.  Well, in this case, it was more a question of Lesley taking Gerry to the zoo last week - in Barcelona.  Gerry was obviously most impressed and, certainly, if you want to get close up to a few vultures and practise your photography then where better to go?  We can get pretty close to Griffon Vultures at the shelter near Salares and use a long lens but would you see so much detail, I think not!  The same is certainly true when you, if your fortunate, see a Lammergeier in the wild.  take a look at Gerry's, presumably hand-held, photographs below.

A very clean-looking Griffon Vulture Buitre Leonardo Gyps fulvus
Now if only we could see this in th ewild - or lose the bars!

I'll just check outside the window in case one is drifting by!

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