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Pick of The Week - Animals
by Editor Peter Davidson (PoTW #22003)
Edited and published by Yvette Depaepe, the 14th of July 2022

'Griffon Vulture' by Mathilde Guillemot
This image of a Griffon Vulture by Mathilde Guillemot is a startlingly powerful shot of a particularly scary animal.
There are of course many scary animals in this world, but somehow vultures give me the primordial shivers.
That same shiver went down my spine when I saw this shot.
The hard lighting and resulting deep black shadows lend a nightmarish quality to this scavenger of rotting corpses.
If this wasn't enough, the bird fixes us in an unblinking gaze that is devoid of anything remotely sympathetic.
Nothing cute or sweet here...

Nicely captured and excellent, Mathilde! 
Stunning picture excellent pp ,gorgeous animal!
Thanks a lot Gennaro πŸ˜ƒ
Contrats, Excellent shot.
Thank you very much Joana πŸ˜ƒ
Thanks a lot Hiroshi πŸ˜ƒ
Beautiful light great shot πŸ‘πŸ‘
Thanks a lot Serge πŸ˜ƒ
Fabulous picture!...
Thanks a lot Jean-Luc πŸ˜ƒ
Beautiful definition in the feathers. . .Very impressive!
Thank you again Sydney πŸ˜ƒ
Superb and unusual shot of a scavenger! To me, the feathers spread like a fan look beautiful, especially against the backdrop of that intense stare. It brings out the fact that there is beauty in nature, even in the presence of what we term as cruelty. Congratulations, Mathilde!
Thanks a lot for your very kind comment Saurabh πŸ˜ƒ
Beautiful light!
Thanks a lot Elisabeth πŸ˜ƒ
Complimenti Mathilde, scatto stupendo. Ottima scelta Yvette e Peter
Thank you very much Francesca πŸ˜ƒ
A big thank you dear Peter and Yvette, I am very honored. I really like this comment! β™₯️
All pleasure is ours, Mathilde !!! I also like a lot the comment of Peter. He just nailed it ;-)
Beautiful shot , congratulations
Thanks a lot Anita πŸ˜ƒ