Black Vulture Closeup

Some areas in Castilla are simply amazing for raptors: in Avila, in the Iruelas Valley, near Gredos mountains, at least five different large raptors can be observed: Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Griffon Vulture, and Black Vulture. Using hides, some of these large raptors can be enjoyed at incredibly close quarters, as this Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) closeup shows.

Algunas áreas de Castilla son fantásticas para observar fauna: en Avila, en el valle de Iruelas, cerca de Gredos, se pueden observar al menos cinco especies de grandes rapaces: águila imperial, águila real, águila calzada, buitre leonado, y buitre negro. Usando hides fotográficos, estas especies se pueden observar a distancias muy cortas, como este primerísimo plano de Buitre Negro (Aegypius monachus) demuestra.
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Nikon D700, Sigma 150-500mm F5.6, handheld, from hide
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Date: 26/12/2012

Location: Valle de Iruelas, Avila, Madrid

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

Black Vulture Closeup

Some areas in Castilla are simply amazing for raptors: in Avila, in the Iruelas Valley, near Gredos mountains, at least five different large raptors can be observed: Imperial Eagle, Golden Eagle, Booted Eagle, Griffon Vulture, and Black Vulture. Using hides, some of these large raptors can be enjoyed at incredibly close quarters, as this Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) closeup shows.

Algunas áreas de Castilla son fantásticas para observar fauna: en Avila, en el valle de Iruelas, cerca de Gredos, se pueden observar al menos cinco especies de grandes rapaces: águila imperial, águila real, águila calzada, buitre leonado, y buitre negro. Usando hides fotográficos, estas especies se pueden observar a distancias muy cortas, como este primerísimo plano de Buitre Negro (Aegypius monachus) demuestra.
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Nikon D700, Sigma 150-500mm F5.6, handheld, from hide
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Date: 26/12/2012

Location: Valle de Iruelas, Avila, Madrid

Photographer: Arturo de Frias