King of Vultures

A large Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) feeding. His posture, with its wings wide open, on top of a small rock, surrounded by other vultures at a lower level, seems to suggest that he is the boss. But he was not - vultures to no have alpha individuals. Other vultures took turns to jump on the rock to feed.

Un Buitre Leonado (Gyps fulvus) bastante grande, comiendo. Su postura, con las alas muy abiertas, encaramado a la piedra, y rodeado de otros buitres a un nivel inferior, parece sugerir que es el rey. Pero en realidad es uno mas (los buitres no tienen individuos alfa), y todos por turno saltaron a la roca a comer.
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NikonD7000, Sigma 150-500mm at 150mm, tripod, from a hide
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Date: 26/12/2012

Location: El Barraco, Avila, Spain

Photographer: Arturo de Frias

King of Vultures

A large Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) feeding. His posture, with its wings wide open, on top of a small rock, surrounded by other vultures at a lower level, seems to suggest that he is the boss. But he was not - vultures to no have alpha individuals. Other vultures took turns to jump on the rock to feed.

Un Buitre Leonado (Gyps fulvus) bastante grande, comiendo. Su postura, con las alas muy abiertas, encaramado a la piedra, y rodeado de otros buitres a un nivel inferior, parece sugerir que es el rey. Pero en realidad es uno mas (los buitres no tienen individuos alfa), y todos por turno saltaron a la roca a comer.
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NikonD7000, Sigma 150-500mm at 150mm, tripod, from a hide
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Date: 26/12/2012

Location: El Barraco, Avila, Spain

Photographer: Arturo de Frias