17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Aerial attack

Made this image in goushali area of Talchappar Wildlife Sanctuary. This shot is a part of the entire sequence. As per IUCN Egyptian vulture falls under the category "Endangered”. The crows were feeding on a carcass.The Egyptian vulture was waiting for its turn and quietly slipped in to have its share.The crows didn't like it and kept on disturbing him.One of the crows decided to make it more difficult for the vulture.It decided to make an aerial attack.This picture is part of a series of images during the attack.The vulture was taken by surprise and eventually made way.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Churu, India
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Shubhankar Dey