20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Young Vulture at Point Lobos

Point Lobos is a favorite for local and visiting hikers to the Monterey Coastline. This black vulture (believed to be a young turkey vulture) was sunning himself on a rock along the trail. While he was posing for his close-up, visitors were remarking on the beautiful black eagle. I didn't have the heart to tell them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Monterey/Carmel, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
Copyright: © Christina Kliewer