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El Cancho de La Bola, where my vultures perch - but few on that day.

El Cancho de La Bola, where my vultures perch - but few on that day.
The white, guano-stained, rock up above, is where I creep up to as quietly as I can to take photos of the Griffon vultures that normally occupy this place. it is estimated that this huge precariously sited boulder is so white because Vultures have been here since the end of the last ice age, therefore 8 - 10,000 years. Enough time for a serious staining problem to develop!
Sierra de La Cabrera, Madrid Province.
Also, one of these granite hot heads is going to get red-carded for a head butt soon, probably both of them!

Dimas Sequeira, ColRam, Pam J, William Sutherland and 42 other people have particularly liked this photo


49 comments - The latest ones
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Jenny,
Philippe,
Larry,
Many thanks!
3 years ago.
 John Goodwin
John Goodwin club
Very imposing Andy.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Many thanks, John!
3 years ago.
 Pierre Florisoone
Pierre Florisoone
Impressionnante cette vue !!
3 years ago.
 Elbertinum
Elbertinum club
Beeindruckend -
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Fabio,
Pierre,
Elbertinum,
Many thanks!
3 years ago.
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
Just went researching - whenever someone posts something I know nothing about (which is most days) ---
Lots of sites to pick from, but one that stood out .. ''it is against the law to put out bait with poison''---- well, yes that would account for a decline in population.
Like in the States, DDT had to be banned because Eagles were declining in population .. the poison made the shells too weak... so no Eaglets.
We have (slowly) been getting them back -- hope the Griffon vultures climb to a large population. But, you are going to have to PM me about your last sentence.... no clue !
Those rocks are so interesting .. can understand why you like them so much.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Sorry, Peggy, I should have realised how obscure this must be to my friends from over the sea!
It refers to the two touching rocks on the left who look like they are squaring up to each other. Soccer analogy from when a player thrusts his forehead into or very close to another player's face.
If contact is made following deliberate intent then it is a sending - off offence, indicated by the referee showing a red card to the player.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Hope you don't see this until tomorrow, Andy. This is a very dramatic rock formation. 10000 years is nothing to these rocks. Someday a rock will fall, but you won't be there to see it.
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Ronald Losure club
Good morning, Ron!!
If you are referring to my initial reply to Peggy then you are quite right and I went straight to bed. I amended my reply to her quite drastically this morning!
Thank you for your kind thought!
3 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Very impressive rock formations, Andy!
3 years ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Wow! This is incredible. Great photo and wonderful light and shade.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
 Nick Weall
Nick Weall club
good old granite :~)
3 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
I would love to potter around there !
3 years ago.
 Honza
Honza
Fantastic rock formation !
3 years ago.
 Kama 56
Kama 56
extra ces rochers
3 years ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wonderful rock formation.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Gillou,
Richard Nuttal,
Richard Nitro 76,
Nouchet,
tatranka,
Bernhard,
Bernd,
Eunice,
Rosa,
sasi,
micritter,
Nick,
Pam,
Judith,
Honza,
Kama,
John C.
Very many thanks to you all!
3 years ago.
 Boro
Boro club
Excellente
3 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
Natural sculpture. So beautiful.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
* ઇઉ *
Boro,
Jean.
Many thanks!
3 years ago.
 Martine
Martine
Magnifiques ces couleurs.
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
@ngelique,
Martine,
Ian,
Thank you very much!
3 years ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOW !!!! Marvelous camera work and landscape, Andy *****************
3 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet club
has added
3 years ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Mighty rocks ! Fine presented ! An imposant Formation !
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Erhard,
Marie-claire,
Ulrich,
Very many thanks!
3 years ago.
 Pat29
Pat29
Excellent shot Andy,love the rocks
3 years ago.
 Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd club
Nice shot Andy, great shapes, colours and shadows.

All the best, Doug
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Cammino,
Rol,
Pat,
Doug,
Thank you and have a good week!
3 years ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Superbe Andy... cette vue..!
quand je suis en vacances
j'adore inspecter ce type de rochers ..il y en aussi
beaucoup sur l'île de Crète.. de Rhodes et surtout de très beaux
sur l'île de Kos
bonne soirée et bonne semaine
amitiés/roland
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to ROL/Photo club
I have always wanted to visit Greece but sadly never have!
Now, I don't have enough time - holidays have to be spent with my ageing parents in Cornwall. (Very willingly I might add!)
Cheers, Rol and thank you!
3 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Absolutely fascinating rock formations............the more you look the more intriguing they seem. Captured in brilliant detail Andy...................great job!
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to Keith Burton club
I thought of referring to the Glasgow Kiss but my reference to head-butts and being red-carded was too confusing for some so I didn't take it further!
3 years ago.
 beverley
beverley club
. . . congratulations Andy . . . you're top of the tree . . .
you're number one, congratulations and good to see you
there too . . . terrific rocks and the story you have told . . .
3 years ago.
Andy Rodker club
has replied to beverley club
Thank you very much bev. Great comment!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Roger,
Keith,
bev,
Very many thanks!
3 years ago.
 Nacer H
Nacer H
Une belle formation rocheuse Andy !!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you Joan!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Nacer!
3 years ago.
 Mario Vargas
Mario Vargas club
Nice combination of textures and colours
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Joan,
Schussentaler,
Betty,
Mario,
Thank you all!
3 years ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Thank you, Gudrun!
3 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome shot!

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23 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
THE OUTPOST !
23 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Willam,
Pam,
Thank you both!
23 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Great rock formations and a terrific capture Andy

Thank you for posting in the group
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23 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
MAny thanks, Roger!
23 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Spectacular granite heights! Perfect viewpoint for griffon vultures.
5 months ago.

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