This head shot shows the White-backed Vulture's (Gyps africanus) facial features: dark eyes and a strong, slightly hooked black bill. We were driving around the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana the morning of August 23, 2012, with our group and guides (VENT and local) in a safari vehicle looking for big game and birds. The dark eye and white back (best seen when the bird is in flight) are used to identify the species. It only has down feathers on the head and neck. The wings are broad, and tail feathers are short. Temperatures were in the low 80's on this sunny morning with clear skies.

Model NIKON D7000
Orientation top, left side
X Resolution 1/300 inches
Y Resolution 1/300 inches
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Software ViewNX 2.0 W
Date/Time 2013:04:21 13:14:53
YCbCr Positioning Center of pixel array
Exposure Time 1/1250 sec
F-Number F18
Exposure Program Shutter priority
ISO Speed Ratings 2500
Exif Version 2.30
Date/Time Original 2012:08:23 08:04:16
Date/Time Digitized 2012:08:23 08:04:16
Components Configuration YCbCr
Exposure Bias Value 0
Max Aperture Value F6.3
Metering Mode Spot
Light Source Unknown
Flash Unknown (16)
Focal Length 500.0 mm
User Comment ASCII
Sub-Sec Time 90
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FlashPix Version 1.00
Color Space Undefined
Exif Image Width 1001 pixels
Exif Image Height 751 pixels
Sensing Method One-chip color area sensor
File Source Digital Still Camera (DSC)
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CFA Pattern
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GPS Version ID 2 2 2 2
generated by EXIF-O-Matic on 2013.4.21