#beinspiredby: Raptors

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This weeks #beinspiredby theme is Raptors!

Rather than limiting this weeks theme to birds of prey (which depending on your source may actually include species of vulture), we thought we would open it up to include the rage of vultures which call Africa home as well.

My contribution is this pair of Lappet-faced vultures photographed in the Masai Mara a couple of weeks ago.

#beinspiredby raptors


Lappet-faced vultures are currently classed as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN with the justification that “only a small, declining population remains, owing primarily to poisoning and persecution, as well as ecosystem alterations”. Over the range which covers most of Africa and parts of the Middle East, the current estimates suggest that there are only about 8500 individuals left in the wild with the population continuously decreasing.

Here’s how it works if you want to share your images with us this week.

  • Look through your images and select some of your favourite images of raptors.
  • Process or reprocess them like you normally would using your favourite post-processing software.
  • Go to the Wild Eye Facebook page
  • Post your image there using with this heading: #beinspiredby:  Raptors
  • In the description share some of your thoughts behind the and image.  Tell us why it was special!
  • Check the Facebook page throughout the weekend to see some of the other images and quotes that people are uploading.
  • Next Monday I will then choose 5 of my favourite images and share them on the blog.


If you want to share a great sighting with us – because that is also a great experience – go for it.

We look forward to seeing your images!

Happy sharing and catch you all on Monday!

Andrew Beck

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