ORIOL ALAMANY - Egyptian Vultures, sand and shadows

ORIOL ALAMANY - Egyptian Vultures, sand and shadows

A couple of Egyptian Vultures watch the coast of the Yemeni island of Socotra perched on a huge white sand dune. These dunes have been lifted by strong winds that hit this island during the monsoon and accumulate massive amounts of sand at the foot of the cliffs of its northern coast. The photograph was taken when working in an article about this spot in the Indian Ocean.

What interested me was the texture of the sand broken by the traces of the vultures enhanced by the afternoon light, and the shadows of the two birds projected towards the bottom of the image.

Location: Socotra island, Yemen

Posted on 10.03.2012
Photo info - 27.03.200927.03.2009, Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II, 500mm f:4L, ISO 100, f 9, 1/250 sec
Tags: asia birds dune egyptian vulture Indian ocean island oriol alamany sand shadowyemen socotra soqotra suqotra wildlife photography
ORIOL ALAMANY - Egyptian Vultures, sand and shadows

ORIOL ALAMANY - Egyptian Vultures, sand and shadows

A couple of Egyptian Vultures watch the coast of the Yemeni island of Socotra perched on a huge white sand dune. These dunes have been lifted by strong winds that hit this island during the monsoon and accumulate massive amounts of sand at the foot of the cliffs of its northern coast. The photograph was taken when working in an article about this spot in the Indian Ocean.

What interested me was the texture of the sand broken by the traces of the vultures enhanced by the afternoon light, and the shadows of the two birds projected towards the bottom of the image.

Location: Socotra island, Yemen

Posted on 10.03.2012
Photo info - 27.03.200927.03.2009, Canon EOS-1Ds Mk II, 500mm f:4L, ISO 100, f 9, 1/250 sec
Tags: asia birds dune egyptian vulture Indian ocean island oriol alamany sand shadowyemen socotra soqotra suqotra wildlife photography