Three-Years Ago (23-November-2013) — New Jersey

Backyard Autumn Nature in New Jersey: Turkey Vulture Soaring

Every day the turkey vultures fly in wide circles looking for carrion. During the autumn rutting season they often find road-killed deer.  This turkey vulture was soaring in the late afternoon sun.

Turkey Vulture Soaring in the Late Afternoon Sun. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
Turkey Vulture Soaring in the Late Afternoon Sun. Backyard Nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Nikon D3 camera and 80-400 mm VRII lens (ISO 800, 400 mm, f/5.8, 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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