Today is International Vulture Awareness Day. They may not be the prettiest of birds but they perform a vital role in the ecological health of the environment by cleaning up carcasses.
This image shows a pair of Andean Condors, the largest vultures in South America and one of the largest flying birds on the planet. They are sitting on the roof of a ski chalet in the Chilean Andes 😏.
Another one from my 24 hour stint in a hide. Whilst the otters were amazing to watch it was the humble Grey Heron that seemed to produce some of the best images for me. At around 5.30am a light mist drifted over the water and gave an otherworldly feeling to the scene.