Himalayan Griffon Vulture

We observed a group of them performing aerobatics above us, whilst on the trail.

 

Impressive birds of considerable size and a pleasure to witness.

 

Near Manang on the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.

Virginia, Vince and 18 more people faved this
  • Virginia 5y

    You have GOT to tell me all about NEPAL~!!!!!!!!! Please~!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I so, want to go~!
  • The Elder Dan 5y

    Ah that's a great capture!
  • DABE ART 5y

    wOOOw escher what an experience
  • escher is still alive 5y

    Thanks everyone.

    Mattia Merlo It's the original, only cropped a little. They were very close and with a 3 metre wingspan, filled the frame with a 200m lens.

    Virginia What do you want to know? This photo was taken on my seventh trip to Nepal. I adore the people and the place. I feel more at home there than I do at home. It has a profound effect on me and I long to go back. I urge you to go, you will never regret it and you are very likely to fall in love with it as I have. I know a lot of people that have.
  • Jos van Wunnik 5y

    Majestic, great capture! I have been in Nepal and Bhutan, and rediscovered the sacred landscape in my own environment after this journey.
  • Mike Tinsley 5y

    lovely
  • Nev 5y

    beautiful
  • Justin Bower 5y

    fantastic capture! the backdrop is breathtaking enough, this fellow seems almost the embodiment of it..
  • annemmu 5y

    Oh! oh! oh!!! Wonderful catch - how I would love to go to the Himalayas. Didn't realise you had been... :-D
  • Mary 5y

    these are the guys that eat those chopped up dead bodies? wonderful photo!!!
  • clicksnappy 5y

    Impressive, beautiful fly by! I adore the background.
  • Shirley Ceravolo 5y

    Amazing.
  • James Matuszak 5y

    Wow! Beautiful shot
  • Ilona 5y

    Royal !!
  • Elly Prestegård 5y

    what a moment - and what a catch. Stunning and beautiful.
  • Anita Thomhave Simonsen 5y

    gorgeous photo of the bird...and a gorgeous bird too...it is a wonderful place you´ve been...
  • Caitlyn Park 5y

    Beautiful capture!!--perfect!
  • Ash 5y

    Wonderful to watch, I'm sure. I enjoy watching the black and turkey vultures we have here ride the air currents.
  • Alberto Muñoz Sims 5y

    hermoso
    look this
    cóndor by YapuOh
  • Gemma Malenoir 4y

    Stunning, truly wonderful shot :)
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