I am in southern oregon right now, visiting my family. Yesterday and today, while jogging through some woods, I saw three big vultures. Part of a deer is decomposing and they are munching away. I said they were big–the biggest has a wingspan of about my height, and I’m 6’3.
It’s not the biggest vulture I have ever seen, however. About this time last year, while hiking in Nepal, I saw a vulture that would have rivaled the monster from Clash of the Titans. The below picture was taken from several hundred feet away and you can still get a sense of his mass and size. Yikes!