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    A gorgeous griffon vulture is seen soaring the skies in Monfragüe National Park in Spain. How can anyone say vultures bring bad omens when looking at such tenderness in this griffon vulture's eyes? Vultures are important members of the environment, as they take care of recycling dead matter. Vultures are noble and majestic animals—kings of the skies. When looking at them flying, we should feel humbled and admire them.
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    What a lovely testament to the importance of vultures, Tamara! I love the tender look of this vulture with their feathers leading our eyes through the frame. I love how you filled your frame with half feathers and the opposite negative space lets us focus on the bird's head. Great work!

    Kristen McNicholas
    Associate Photo Editor, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Aug 17, 2018
    Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2018
    Location: Serrejón, Extremadura, Spain
    Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    Focal Length: 400 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
    Aperture: f/5.6
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Tamara Blazquez Haik
    Categories: Nature
    Assignments: My Best Photos of 2018, The Beauty of Birds
    Contests: 2019 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest