Lappett-faced Vulture with dark background

I really love the work of Pedro Jarque Krebs and Joel Sartore. Their animal portraits are windows right into the eyes of so many species. Krebs’ book, Fragile is simply amazing. The Photo Ark may be the only way we recognize many species once this era of climate change and human destruction takes away their habitats. So here is my homage to them, a Lappett-faced vulture portrait taken during my trip to San Diego in December.

Not normally know for good looks, the portrait treatment really shows of the nobility and dignity of these amazing birds.

Lappett-faced Vulture portrait with dark background