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Vultures play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem by dealing with the carcasses of dead animals. This gallery focuses on the Old World vultures of Africa, Asia and Europe. Sadly, populations of vultures are in steep decline and many species are endangered or critically endangered.
Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) gathering at Santa Cilia de Panzano feeding station. Sierra y Canones de Guara Natural Park, Aragon, Spain, July.  -  Angelo Gandolfi
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Angelo Gandolfi / Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) gathering at Santa Cilia de Panzano feeding station. Sierra y Canones de Guara Natural Park, Aragon, Spain, July.
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) flock on ground, front vulture with wings spread, Spain, December  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) flock on ground, front vulture with wings spread, Spain, December
Cinereous / European black vulture (Aegypius monachus) spreading wings on ground, Rajasthan, India  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Cinereous / European black vulture (Aegypius monachus) spreading wings on ground, Rajasthan, India
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) landing, Huesca, Spain.  -  Jose B. Ruiz
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Jose B. Ruiz / Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) landing, Huesca, Spain.
White-backed vulture  (Gyps africanus) on carcass ribsChobe National Park, Botswana.  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / White-backed vulture (Gyps africanus) on carcass ribsChobe National Park, Botswana.
Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) adult swallowing leg bone along with hoof, Spanish Pyrenees, July.  This bird swallowed five of these leg bones whole, they have the ability to dissolve the bone in...  -  David Tipling
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David Tipling / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) adult swallowing leg bone along with hoof, Spanish Pyrenees, July. This bird swallowed five of these leg bones whole, they have the ability to dissolve the bone in...
Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) Andorra, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Elander
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Elander / Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) Andorra, June 2009
Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) adult in flight, Oman, January  -  Hanne & Jens Eriksen
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Hanne & Jens Eriksen / Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) adult in flight, Oman, January
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) basking at feeding station, Castile-La Mancha, Spain  -  Winfried Wisniewski
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Winfried Wisniewski / Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) basking at feeding station, Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Cinerous vulture (Aegypius monachus), Extremadura, Spain October.  -  Luke Massey
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Luke Massey / Cinerous vulture (Aegypius monachus), Extremadura, Spain October.
White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) head portrait, Serengeti NP, Tanzania, East Africa, January  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / White-headed Vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) head portrait, Serengeti NP, Tanzania, East Africa, January
Lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) portrait, captive occurs in Africa. Small repro only.  -  Melvin Grey
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Melvin Grey / Lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus) portrait, captive occurs in Africa. Small repro only.
RF- Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres) head profile with open beak. De Wilt, South Africa. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Tony Heald
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Tony Heald / RF- Cape vulture (Gyps coprotheres) head profile with open beak. De Wilt, South Africa. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) head profile portrait, Spain, November  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) head profile portrait, Spain, November
Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) close-up portrait, Gambia, Africa, May.  -  David  Pattyn
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David Pattyn / Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) close-up portrait, Gambia, Africa, May.
Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) captive.  -  Melvin Grey
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Melvin Grey / Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) captive.
Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) portrait, Guinea Bissau.  -  Pedro  Narra
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Pedro Narra / Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) portrait, Guinea Bissau.
African white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus) adult. Captive bird (occurs in Africa)  -  Melvin Grey
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Melvin Grey / African white-backed vulture (Gyps africanus) adult. Captive bird (occurs in Africa)
White-headed vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) building nest, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya  -  Denis-Huot
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Denis-Huot / White-headed vulture (Trigonoceps occipitalis) building nest, Masai-Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
White headed vulture flying (Trigonoceps occipitalis)~South Luangwa NP, Zambia  -  TJ Rich
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TJ Rich / White headed vulture flying (Trigonoceps occipitalis)~South Luangwa NP, Zambia
1606430 - - Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus), juvenile in flight, Gambia.  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / 1606430 - - Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus), juvenile in flight, Gambia.
Ruppell's vulture (Gyps rueppellii) aggressive posture, Simien Mountains NP, Ethiopia.  -  Patricio Robles Gil
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Patricio Robles Gil / Ruppell's vulture (Gyps rueppellii) aggressive posture, Simien Mountains NP, Ethiopia.
Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) adult in flight, taking off, Oman, November  -  Hanne & Jens Eriksen
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Hanne & Jens Eriksen / Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus) adult in flight, taking off, Oman, November
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in flight, Montejo de la Vega, Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain, March 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in flight, Montejo de la Vega, Segovia, Castilla y Leon, Spain, March 2009
Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) in flight, Gambia.  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) in flight, Gambia.
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) group, Aragon, Spain  -  Oscar Diez/ BIA
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Oscar Diez/ BIA / Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) group, Aragon, Spain
Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) in flight, gathering at Santa Cilia de Panzano feeding station. Sierra y Canones de Guara Natural Park, Aragon, Spain, July.  -  Angelo Gandolfi
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Angelo Gandolfi / Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) in flight, gathering at Santa Cilia de Panzano feeding station. Sierra y Canones de Guara Natural Park, Aragon, Spain, July.
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) flying, Remuzat, Drome, France, May  -  Loic  Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) flying, Remuzat, Drome, France, May
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) fighting, Rhodopes, Bulgaria, January.  -  Loic  Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) fighting, Rhodopes, Bulgaria, January.
Ruppell's vulture (Gyps rueppellii) in flight, Masai Mara, Kenya, October, Endangered species.  -  Loic  Poidevin
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Loic Poidevin / Ruppell's vulture (Gyps rueppellii) in flight, Masai Mara, Kenya, October, Endangered species.
Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Spain, November  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) flying, Spain, November
Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) with wings outstretched. Chobe National Park, Botswana.  -  Sylvain Cordier
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Sylvain Cordier / Hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus) with wings outstretched. Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Long-billed vulture (Gyps indicus), on the ramparts of Meherangarh Fort overlooking Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Long-billed vulture (Gyps indicus), on the ramparts of Meherangarh Fort overlooking Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Black vulture (Aegypius monachus) portrait, with outstretched wing, Spain, April  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Black vulture (Aegypius monachus) portrait, with outstretched wing, Spain, April
White-backed vultures (Gyps africanus) feeding on the carcass of a Common or Plains zebra. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / White-backed vultures (Gyps africanus) feeding on the carcass of a Common or Plains zebra. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Taken with remote wide angle camera.
Juvenile Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) with meat in beak with Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) attempting to steal it, Cebollar, Torla, Aragon, Spain, November 2008  -  Wild  Wonders of Europe / Elander
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Elander / Juvenile Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) with meat in beak with Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) attempting to steal it, Cebollar, Torla, Aragon, Spain, November 2008
Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) close up portrait, Spain, November  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) close up portrait, Spain, November
Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Castile-Leon, Spain  -  Brais Seara Fernandez/ BIA
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Brais Seara Fernandez/ BIA / Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Castile-Leon, Spain
Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) juvenile with animal bone at feeding and wildlife watching site. Pre-Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain, March.  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) juvenile with animal bone at feeding and wildlife watching site. Pre-Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain, March.
European black vulture (Aegypius monachus) with Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in the background,  Spain, December  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / European black vulture (Aegypius monachus) with Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in the background, Spain, December
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in flight, Spain, December  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) in flight, Spain, December
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) flock on ground, Spain, December  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) flock on ground, Spain, December
Portrait of a Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) juvenile with spread wings. Spain, November. Magic Moments book plate, page 148-149.  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Portrait of a Bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) juvenile with spread wings. Spain, November. Magic Moments book plate, page 148-149.
Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) with head covered in blood from feeding on carcass, Spain, December  -  Markus Varesvuo
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Markus Varesvuo / Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) with head covered in blood from feeding on carcass, Spain, December
Two Bearded vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) fighting, Serra de Beumort, Gerri de la Sal, Catalonia, Spain, November 2008. WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION  -  Wild  Wonders of Europe / Elander
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Elander / Two Bearded vultures (Gypaetus barbatus) fighting, Serra de Beumort, Gerri de la Sal, Catalonia, Spain, November 2008. WWE BOOK. WWE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) perched on cliff in Rio Lobos canyon, Castilla y Leon, Spain.  -  Angelo Gandolfi
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Angelo Gandolfi / Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) perched on cliff in Rio Lobos canyon, Castilla y Leon, Spain.
Two Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) feeding on Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) pulling at carcass meat, Andorra, June 2009  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Elander
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Elander / Two Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) feeding on Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) pulling at carcass meat, Andorra, June 2009
Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos) feeding on Wildebeest carcass. Masai Mara, Kenya, September.  -  Ole Jorgen Liodden
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Ole Jorgen Liodden / Lappet-faced Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos) feeding on Wildebeest carcass. Masai Mara, Kenya, September.
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