Sep 2, 2010

Get ready to party

It's time for a fantastic ugly animal holiday: Saturday, September 4th is International Vulture Awareness Day. Hope the following portraits inspire you while you're making your shopping list for carrion and other delicacies for your celebration.

Black vulture from Flickr user digitalART2.

Hooded vulture by Flickr user Tambako the Jaguar.

White-headed vulture from Flickr user SantiMB.

King Vulture by Flickr user Axel Foley.

Another black vulture by Flickr user Jeremiah McBride.

-Wombat (No Relation)


Von said...

Whow!Great photos, got to love them they do such a useful job in the world.

Anonymous said...

I actually find them rather stunning, especially the king vulture.

Jessica Olin said...

Thank you, Wombat. I actually adore vultures. I especially love how graceful they are when flying.

spacedlaw said...

Looks like this one might be a kin to the king vulture, then. I'd been wondering.

ruairi said...

yes- these are cool looking, I think even ugly animals can be a way...minus the baboon red ass-nastiness !!