Photographer's Note

I took this photo on a stormy day that featured some of the most intense clouds I had ever seen. While on my drive to work, I looked down a side road and spied two very large birds atop a dead tree. With my camera in my car, I could not help but stop and take a detour to capture this scene.

The birds in this photo appear to be turkey vultures. I took several shots of this scene, inching a few steps closer after each one. Eventually, the birds became uncomfortable with my presence and took flight -- with massive wings outspread.

I chose not to crop closer to the birds in order to show the brighter sky below.

The title of this photo, "Grim Travellers", is a reference to a Bruce Cockburn song of the same name.

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