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Himalayan Vulture

Gyps himalayensis


Spotted this majestic bird on the way from Verinag to Jammu, just few hours after the jawahar tunnel. There was a decaying cow lying on the side of the ghats which attracted these vultures, around 10 -15 of them.

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29 Comments (1–25)

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

He looks Majestic and they do such an important job of cleaning up the dead.

yusuf.ratlamwala 9 years ago

Thank You... Maria :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Great series!

yusuf.ratlamwala 9 years ago

Thank you Satyen ji...

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Beautiful series Yusuf! Belated Congratulations!

yusuf.ratlamwala 9 years ago

Hi all, added a few more pictures from the same location

JillBlack 9 years ago

Nice one

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Ultimate spotting :) Superb :)

tbrett 9 years ago

Captures the majesty......

doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago

Beautiful! Doreen

TamiLohf-Gottwalt 9 years ago

he's fantastic.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago

Congratulations !!!

Akshada 9 years ago

Wow ! Nice shot .......... Congratulations !!! keep going.. :)

Tiz 9 years ago

Very well deserved Yusuf! Have a great day!! :)

yusuf.ratlamwala 9 years ago

Hey Guys,
Thank you so much for the love and affection you showed, what a welcome this is... never thought that a picture by me would ever become a spotting of the day...
Am glad you'll loved my picture... Promise to share my good work with you'll.
Thank you once again :)

WOw an amazing shot ! Congrats !

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Really amazing and gorgeous :) Congratulations!

suzmonk 9 years ago

Congratulations! Spotting of the Day on your very first post, way to go. I watch a group of black vultures where I live. There is much to be admired in vultures ... I'm a huge fan and it's very cool to see vultures from other parts of the world.

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 9 years ago


that good photo

Congratulations !

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Congratulations !! It's very nice photo :)

Cindyloohoo 9 years ago

Very nice photo!!!!

RiekoS 9 years ago

Congratulations! I love your photo!

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Yusuf, this awesome capture has earned you Spotting of the Day!

A Himalayan vulture pauses whilst feeding on a carcass in our spotting of the day.


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