The printed article in Africa Geographic
I have now permission to publish the article “Keep calm and carrion” by Tim Jackson. In this article, you can find two of my photos from my Vulture Workshop in Bulgaria earlier this year. It was a great workshop with photo opportunities that you can find in many other places. The landscape was spectacular with the huge ravines and the rivers that flowed below.
I think it’s a really good article written by Tim Jackson. Tim Jackson has degrees in zoology from the universities of Cambridge and Pretoria. He writes articles for Africa Geographic, but also blog for them. You can find his blog posts here: Tim Jackson at Africa Geographic.
My pictures that got chosen for Tim Jacksons article were these.
The first is of the mating Egyptian Vultures. It was a treat to see this, but also to witness how they were collecting nesting material by rolling wool around bones. They were always the first Vultures to appear and not as easily disturbed as their bigger cousins the Cinereous Vulture and the Griffon Vulture.
The second picture is of a flying Griffon Vulture. I like this picture as it is flying at eye-level and that isn´t a common shot to get. I like the position of the wings and how uniform the colors are. The light was good, but as you can see it is coming from the side not contributing that much to the picture.
You can now read the complete article “Keep calm and carrion” by using this link.
I hope you find the article to be really interesting reading. I have been fascinated by these huge birds since I saw them my first time in the Krüger Park a couple of years ago. They are threatened by humans in many places as most people don’t understand their value for nature.
The Vulture Workshop together with this article and the possibility to apply for a grant by the Hasselblad Foundation has triggered an idea for me. I will not tell you to much at the moment so you have to wait until I spill the beans next year.
I would like to thank Sarah Borchert of Africa Geographic for the possibility to publish the article here.