Vulture Hide Photography

Eurasian Griffon Vultures by Dimiter Georgiev

For our vulture photography tours we use a fixed hide in the Eastern Rhodope Mountains in south-eastern Bulgaria. This is a range of rolling hills alternating with a rugged landscape of jagged peaks, towering cliffs and sparsely vegetated, boulder-strewn slopes. Exceptional biodiversity – a result of the influence of the Mediterranean and continental climates – is concentrated in a small area. The region is home to the only wild populations of the Eurasian Griffon Vulture and the Cinereous (Eurasian Black) Vulture in Bulgaria. About 3/4 of the fragile Balkan population of the Egyptian Vulture also breeds in the Eastern Rhodopes. Here we support the local vulture populations by regularly bringing carcasses to a feeding site. The vulture photo hide is set up in front of the feeding site.

 

 

Eurasian Griffon Vultures by Dimiter Georgiev

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