Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Eagle Warrior"

And while we are on weird images, Sari Mantila sends this from Finland, with that title. Actually it is an un- retouched photo of a Cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus). But doesn't it look like some weird ape- raptor conflation?


Matt Mullenix said...

Always thought some of the old-world vultures were just lazy golden eagles.... :-)

Have you seen the feet on a lappet-faced vulture? They work.

Steve Bodio said...

I have seen the Lappet faced in Zimbabwe-- all others back off. Jonathan Kingdon has seen them take gazelles!

Steve Bodio said...

Matt sends two links:

here, and


LabRat said...

Somewhere, a B movie is being born.

Max Inclined said...

The first thing that came to mind was the theme song from "The 6 Million Dollar Man."