National Geographic has shared short video showing what it looks like when a wake* of vultures are having lunch on a carcass, from the point-of-view of the dead animal. Like the video of the grizzly bear trying to eat a camera (see below), this is not something you see everyday, and we hope you’ll never have to see it except through the lens of a camera…
In some parts of the world, vulture populations have declined by up to 95 percent, mostly from habitat loss and poisoning by humans. Look for more on vultures in the January 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine.
*If you’re wondering about the terminology, here’s what Wikipedia has to say: “A group of vultures is called a wake, committee, venue, kettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committee, volt, and venue refer to vultures resting in trees. Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.”
If you’re wondering what the carcass that the vultures were eating was, it was a wildebeest:
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Here’s the one of the grizzly trying to eat a GoPro:
Via Nat Geo