I’ll let people make their own judgment on what this photograph means, as I feel that it is pretty self explanatory. I will however mention a detail or two about how it was captured, as from just looking at the image, it is hard to tell that this is yet one more example of kayak photography. That is I was kayaking on Tomales Bay in California, on a grey and foggy day (the reason for the even lighting and the good detail in the dark colors of the vulture), when I came across a group of seven or eight vultures sitting on the beach, some of them with their wings spread to dry.
It took some careful, slow paddling to get myself into position to capture this vulture without spooking it, as I wanted a photograph with its wings in the air. Some of the picture I took of the other vultures on the beach remain some of my favorite most detailed photographs of these birds that I have taken, but I thought all of you would get the biggest kick out of this one. Enjoy