Once in a lifetime experience


I had one today, while I was sitting alone out in a field over looking some tidal wetlands, working on a timelapse photography project. I heard some footsteps in the grass behind me, and it turns out I had a hungry visitor. I guess I had been sitting as still as death, because it thought I was lunch. Here’s a teaser video, as I work on the editing-

About Galen Leeds Photography

Nature and wildlife photographer, exploring the world on his feet and from his kayak. Among other genres, he is one of the leading kayak photographers in Northern California. To learn more about him, visit him on his website- www.galenleeds.net
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10 Responses to Once in a lifetime experience

  1. It liked your boot, that’s for sure.

  2. Alonna Shaw says:

    Galen,
    I expected a coyote or maybe a bobcat–not what I was expecting! Had to share it.

  3. Lyle Krahn says:

    Wow that’s crazy! I presume you have been a little less passive in other areas:)

  4. Michelle says:

    That’s pretty cool. :)

  5. nikontim2012 says:

    since they hone in on smell, should I comment further? pickens must really be sparse your way ;-)

  6. Emily Heath says:

    Mmm rubbery boot! You were brave not to freak out, that beak looks pretty sharp.

  7. Fritz Kate says:

    That was one hungry buzzard!

  8. beachmama says:

    I love serene turkey vultures. I’d be so excited I’d have to hold my breath! We rescued one on our property that was injured and took it into Bird Rescue . . . sadly he didn’t make it but we had an up close experience. Cannot wait to see the edited video!

  9. jbcamera says:

    How exciting to see one so close, but a bit on the creepy side!

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