14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bearded vulture near the Himalayan mountains

A bearded vulture (IUCN: NT) hovers near the great Himalayan mountains. It was probably scanning the ground for food. The bird took one or two rounds there and that was the moment I captured this image. Seeing such a beautiful bird in such a magnificent backdrop was a great feeling itself.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Uttarakhand, India
Copyright: © Sumanta Basu