Monday, August 12, 2013

Turkey Vulture


I have been trying to get a close up of one of these birds for a while now. This one isn't as sharp as I had hoped but you can get an idea for the 'beauty' of the turkey vulture. When you see them flying they look so graceful and even elegant.  I'm not sure I would use that description for the close up.
This is what they look like flying.

10 comments:

Thérèse said...

You are absolutely right :-)

Kate said...

Body beautiful. . .but that face!!

Lowell said...

We have tons of these here in Florida; some with red heads and some with black. They are wonderful birds, keeping the environment clean! Sometimes, when flying, I can't tell them from hawks. These are both super shots!

Sharon said...

I've seen these guys up close before and always thought the look much better from a distance.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your sister Sharon and I got a photo of one of these on Saturday afternoon.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Uggggg-ly! I wonder what gene decided to make the head bald and red.

Kathy said...

WE call them buzzards here. Turkey vulture sounds a bit more civilized!

EG CameraGirl said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Gosh, they are such handsome birds! :))

Randy said...

A face only a mother could love.

JM said...

I saw them in Central and South America but never managed to take a proper shot of them. You were luckier than me, Judy. :-)