18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Highland Fling

Hooded Vulture arguing in flight over a small piece of meat that the wild dog have left behind. Wild dog are extremely efficient hunters and very quickly rip a kill apart and eat every last morsel leaving very little for the scavengers. These birds are ringed because they are becoming rare and lots of studies are being done to follow their territories and to try and assist their breeding and reaching adulthood.

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Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: South Africa
Copyright: © Jetje Japhet