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Copyright: michael shalter (retlash) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 1 N: 332] (1730)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-05
Categories: Nature
Camera: Lumix FZ48
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-28 4:12
Viewed: 1016
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotos) is the largest and most powerful vulture in Africa, a huge bird with a 2.5 - 3 m wingspread. It is patchily distributed throughout much of Africa, but the species has become vulnerable, with an estimated overall population of only 9000 indiduals. In Namibia 86 were recently poisoned at once with strychnine because the farmers erroneously believed the scavengers were killing and eating their livestock.

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Bom di Michael,
Photo spectacular.
Fine POV, perfect sharpness and an exemplary use of light available.
TFS.
R.

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