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The Black Vulture is a common species in Argentina and has a widespread distribution. This individual came to rest right beside me while i was trying to photograph soaring Andean Condors in the Parques Nacionales Quebrada del Condorito.

At first i was perplexed by this behaviour, but then realised that the vulture was after water trapped in a small rock pool about 5m from where i was sitting.

The bird completely ignored me and drank from the pool, even after i got up and moved further away to capture some images of the entire bird.

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Photographed handheld, sitting with my elbows resting on my knees.
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Arne Purves
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Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.