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Having crossed a few hours back, dead wildebeest bodies lay in the shallow river. Most likely there are casualties when crossing finishes. Vultures are attracted to dead bodies like a magnet. I found this white backed vulture on a wildebeest carcass with its wings fully spread. This looked like a warning to other vultures to keep away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kenya
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Manoj Shah