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Canon
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Canon EOS 450D
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1/664 second
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F/9.0
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320 mm
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400
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Aug 8, 2012, 3:00:59 PM
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EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
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Vulture Ahoy by In-the-picture Vulture Ahoy by In-the-picture
Ruppell's Griffon is the highest flying bird on record, once spotted at an altitude of over 37, 000 feet in the skies of West Africa - discovere by the fact one flew into a plane.
From a standing start the Ruppell’s vulture can fly over three miles in six minutes. They can cruise at over 22 mph, and will fly as far as 90 miles from a nest site to find food. When thermal currents start to develop enough lift, about two hours after sunrise, Ruppell's vultures leave the roost and begin to patrol over the plains, using their exceptionally keen eyesight to find large animal carcasses, or carnivores which have made a kill. The Ruppell’s vulture often stays in the air for six to seven hours a day.

Rüppells Griffon Vulture IUCN Red List Conservation status - Near Threatened
For more see my Birds folder here [link]
Also see my Birds - Raptors`n`Vultures folder here [link]
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killerbrownie37 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot of the take off!
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconglomglompplz:Thanks much appreciated :iconsecrethandshakeplz2:
Sorry for taking so long
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Firija Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
IT's a stunning shot!
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconihazcookieplz: Thanks much appreciated, I was really pleased with this :iconbeerglompplz:
Sorry for taking so long
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nanaphiroth Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I like this shot a lot :')
Nice done
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconfingerdanceplz:Thanks much appreciated :tea::cake:
Sorry for taking so long
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous capture! :)
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In-the-picture Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks much appreciated :iconahoyplz:
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Wonderful shot! :ahoy:
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