Birds of Prey, photographed at a bird of prey sanctuary

Desert Eagle Owl
Desert Eagle Owl

 

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Lappet-Faced Vulture
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Peregrine Falcon
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Greater Spotted Eagle
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Lappet-Faced Vulture
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Barn Owl

 

 

Ol’ Dead Eyes is Back

A young Lappet-faced vulture tastes freedom of the skies for a few minutes before being returned to his captive state.

This raptor is among the most fear and respected of the many species of carrion feeders that provide an invaluable service to us and nature by being one of the few living things to be able to digest all but the most foul and pestilent bacteria on earth. With their beaks hard as diamond-tips, the huge lappet-faced vulture provides the vanguard role in disposing of a corpse, being one of the only raptors to have the strength and design to tear at tendon, sinew, and even cartilage.

 

The Monsoon over Annapurna: A Photographic Collection (©trespasserine2016)

 

 

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The Annapurna range making a rare appearance during the late monsoon
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A cataract view of Annapurna 
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A violent sundown behind Annapurna, as the dusk bookends the dawn to be the only time the range is visible from the foothills.
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To your right, the sliver of sacred rock, which is Machapuchare, aka the Fishtail.
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7,500 metre peaks whipped in double-cream clouds
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A sense of altitudinal scale
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Possibly Nilgiri, looking majestic. Bamboo, the true king, grows faster than anything alive
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The thickening and the thinning. The turbulent atmosphere against the serene landscape. 
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A world through Apple eyes
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A man mulls over the true scale of things
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Gurung girl casts a petulant look
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Man at Sarangkhot, younger than he otherwise looks.