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Watch Paraglider In Flight With Vulture

Paraglider In Flight With Vulture
Paraglider In Flight With Vulture. Image by @accuweather via YouTube
Paraglider In Flight With Vulture. Source: YouTube – Credit: @accuweather

High above the clouds an unexpecting paraglider was joined by a curious vulture. As the man glides through the clouds, the vulture parks a seat on the man’s foot! The man gingerly reaches down to stroke the vulture as they soar through the skies together, creating an unlikely bond. Join us as we explore the vulture’s physical characteristics…

Wingspan Of The Vulture

Close up of a Turkey vulture perched on a rock. Image via depostiphotos.

With an outstretched wing, the vulture’s wingspan reaches up to 9 feet (2.7 meters)! This large wingspan gives the bird the ability to glide effortlessly through the sky. The wings use air currents to cover vast distances in search of carrion.

The Vulture’s Watchful Gaze

American black vulture on Trinidad pitch lake. The black vulture (Coragyps atratus) is a large bird of prey. The Pitch Lake (La Brea, Trinidad) is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. Image via depositphotos.

Underneath all the plumage, the vulture has a pair of piercing eyes. They have the ability for spotting carcasses from great heights. The vulture’s keen eyesight helps it detect the faintest signs of prey even from miles away!

The Vulture’s Tool of Survival

bearded vulture
By Giles Laurent – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=142131878

The Vulture’s most iconic feature, the beak, is designed for tearing through tough flesh and sinew with ease. This robust beak, coupled with a remarkably strong neck, lets the vulture get easy access to nutrient-rich insides of its scavenged meals. Overall, this helps its survival in nature’s unforgiving landscape.

Wrap Up

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Gymnogyps californianus, vulture, bird, prey, condor, California, white undersides, black plumage, bald head, very long wings, broad wings, white patches, underwing patches, naked head, from Depositphotos

Overall, the paraglider and his feathered companion left us with a new appreciation for the coexistence of man and nature! In their fleeting meet up, we find a timeless reminder of the interconnectedness of all living beings. In this case they bonded over the shared desire to explore, to thrive, and to soar the skies.

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