A World of Vultures: In celebration of International Vulture Awareness Day, Saturday 3 September 2016
Ecologically, vultures, who are known as nature’s clean-up crew, are a vitally important group of birds that face a range of threats in areas around the world. Populations of many species are under pressure and some species are facing outright extinction, especially those in Africa and Southeast Asia.
International Vulture Awareness Day exists to spread awareness of vulture conservation and to highlight the important work being carried out by the world’s vulture conservationists.
We’ve put together a slide show of the vulture photos from our library from different photographers in different parts of the world. Please enjoy this slideshow, below.
For more, watch this video by BirdLife International.
Palm-nut Vulture © Ken Behrens
Once it arrives at a carcass, the Lappet-faced Vulture easily dominates smaller vultures, like the White-headed Vulture at the left. © Ken Behrens
Bearded Vulture. Africa is TEAMING with birds of prey! (Photo by Hugh Chittenden)
Lammergeiers, also known as Bearded Vultures, are a common sight in Hemis NP (© Adam Riley)
Griffon Vulture Sunset Kensington Cliffs Cyprus
Egyptian Vulture © Mike Watson.
Black Vulture (courtesy Extremadura Tourist Board)
Eurasian Black Vulture (© Mike Watson)
Griffon Vulture, Spain © Laura Kammermeier – 1357
Griffon Vulture Spain © Laura Kammermeier – 1348
Andean Condor (courtesy No Finish Line by Bernard Master).
Andean Condor above Antisana Ecuador ©Laura Kammermeier