Day 297: Turkey Vultures

by John Nelson October. 24, 2010 2667 views

Turkey Vultures [] are easily the ugliest bird in the sky. But when they fly, they are very cool looking. They have massive wing spans of 3-5 feet.

For some reason, I've always wanted a picture of one. Scott and I found a tree full of them roosting and preening while out photographing landscapes. I can now check them off my list of things to photograph.

I'd love to say these look better enlarged, but do so at your own risk: they are super ugly birds.

This one is my favorite…2 in flight and the sharpest focus of the series.

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Brenda Nelson 9 years, 1 month ago

They're ugly on the ground, but they're magnificent in the sky! These are great photos, John. I posted one in our backyard on Sept 3 - couldn't believe it was right there!!!

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Lucinda 9 years, 1 month ago

Very ugly but great captures in flight.

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Andrea 9 years, 1 month ago

Awesome set!

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Kaitlyn 9 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful captures!!!

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