15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Vulture in the sun

Vultures and jackals were feasting on an elephant carcass in Chobe national park. This vulture had eaten his fill and was welcoming the warmth of the evening sun to help him digest his heavy meal. He stood like this for a very long time, full and happy.

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Date Taken: 01.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Botswana
Copyright: © Andrea Dekrout