The Griffon

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Himalayan Griffon vultures (Gyps himalayensis) are huge. The largest and heaviest vultures in the Himalayas, they’re also the biggest one in the genus Gyps. They feed exclusively on carrion, even when it starts rotting, and destroy a carcass in a mere 30 minutes. (They’re also near-threatened; the heavy use of diclonefac in animals has poisoned vulture populatins across Asia.)

And they’re only one of the amazing species I saw on my recent trip to Kullu. Stay tuned for more photographs, of vultures and otherwise. Should I continue my Journal Journeys posts for this trip? Comment and tell me!

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