Friday, August 24, 2007

The Vulture That Ate the Turtle

The beauty of the lake pictures at the bottom of this blog are forever etched in my memory.
So are the pictures I took of the vulture up on the bank eating a turtle.

We were riding around enjoying the day and suddenly the scent of death was strong in the air. Slowly we came around the corner of the next cove and we saw them. One upright and alive, one on it's back going through the ultimate vulnerability. I was enthralled in a grisly sort of way.

The food chain on display and I have a camera.

The comparison is surreal. The beauty of the picture below was taken not 100 yards away from the vulture and the turtle.
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