Friday, May 1, 2009

Fighting for scraps


This is not one of my better images, but I thought it interesting. Evidently, there were fish scraps in the bottom of the boat, or something, which led to a confrontation between the pelican and a couple of turkey vultures.

You'll notice the second vulture on top of the boat watching the ongoing battle. We left shortly thereafter, so I don't know who won.

10 comments:

Juergen Kuehn said...

A scenery from real life, Jacob.
I think that is the best way to dispose of waste. And.. who dares wins!

Lisa Wilson said...

Before I saw how big pelicans can get, I would have voted the vulture won, but now I'm not so sure.

Clueless in Boston said...

That is a tough shot to get, but it shows a little bit of the dog eat dog, or in this case bird eat bird world.

I've always had difficulty shooting pictures of birds.

JM said...

Red headed vultures! I only have one shot of one of this guys I took on the coast of Chile.

Jacob said...

@ JM - Most of these turkey vultures (which are wonderful birds in that they clean up a lot of garbage!) are redheads. There are some, though, with black heads.

Hyde DP said...

this is a great capture of raw life

Julie said...

In Australia we have pelicans but neither red nor black headed turkey vultures! I enjoy seeing scenes like this IRL.

Cezar and Léia said...

yes, your picture is very cool and those pelicans are cute and hungry!
Léia :-)

Hilda said...

Must have been violent and really, really noisy!

Jacob said...

@ Hilda - not too bad; a lot of flapping of wings.