Barcelona Photoblog: Captive Vulture

Friday, May 22, 2009

Captive Vulture

Vulture [enlarge]

Vultures, feed on corpses or carrion. Scavengers as they are they do the dirty job for us like many creatures in this world who are there for something. They keep the delicate balance, the ecological equilibrium. Take a look at that bill used to tear dead meat apart, the perfect tool for a nauseating task. Imagine this vulture gliding above the Iberian peninsula spotting putrid preys. What a wonderful invention of nature, a spontaneous garbage man that only works for the food. Isn't that great? This guy was captive though and doesn't have the chance to go on a cleaning spree often. The picture I took in Cim d'Aligues mentioned in: Golden Eagle and Girl Holding Eagle.


  1. That beak sure looks so strong. It's so true, there is always a reason to your existence!

  2. Did you hear about the vulture that got on the airplane carrying two dead rabbits? He was stopped and told "I'm sorry sir, only one carrion per passenger)

  3. Thanks Kcalpesh for all the comments and taking the time to browse thru my work.

  4. Thanks Silliyak. Nice Barcelona photos. I noticed you also covered some other cities. Funny pun.


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