Saturday, January 08, 2011

Turkey Vultures

I meant to post these photos as a skywatch contribution on Thursday. From a distance, soaring vultures appear to turn lazy circles as they search for tasty carrion. Until I tried to photograph them, I did not realize how fast they actually move. With even a slight breeze or updraft, they can zip across the sky or change altitude more quickly than I or my camera's autofocus can adjust. While they are not perfect, I am still satisfied with these attempts at vulture photos.