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Bearded Fly-by by LinRuPhotography Bearded Fly-by by LinRuPhotography
I was privileged to visit Giant's Castle in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa, which is a world heritage site, with a couple of friends recently. A bird hide, appropriately named the "Lammergeier Hide", has specifically been set up for photographers to photograph the highly endangered bearded vulture or "lammergeier" (the old folks believed that they were catching and preying on the lambs or "lammers" of their sheep, which rumor has been completely dismissed in recent years).

This highly endangered bird of prey or scavenger, which ever way you may prefer it, has been threatened by the ever increasing invasion of mankind into its natural environment and the disappearance of its natural food source, bones and bone marrow... It is not particularly fond of meat at all and without the natural resources to feed on, it is doomed to extinction!

Giant's Castle is part of a vulture feeding project or so-called "vulture restaurant" and you can read more about it on the website beardedvulture.org.

Rudi van den Heever - LinRu Photography

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EcferusAnima Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful shot!
They're my favorite bird, I hope to see one some day.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, looks like this was featured two months in a row LOL.
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Photographer
Ha-ha! Thanks Melissa!
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave: I wanted you to know that this photo has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's and/or #Birds-Club's top submissions for the month of June. You can visit the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: mydigitalmind.deviantart.com/j...
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave: I wanted to send you a note so that you are aware that your photo has been featured as one of #Bird-Photography's and/or #Birds-Club's top submissions for the month of May. You can visit the article which also contains other beautiful bird art here: [link]
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Photographer
Thanks Melissa! Will have a look...
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LinRuPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   Photographer
Thanks for the great feedback guys! Much appereciated!
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here Raw-Nature Feature 21 at :iconraw-nature:
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Eondragonwolf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful shot!
One of my favorite birds ^^
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Hero-Ritsuka Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice bird,lovely shot
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