June 2014 - World of Wings

July 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

End of June I went with a group of Photographers to "World of Wings" in Cumbernauld.

The shoot was organised to raise funds for a GPS Tracker for a Rueppell's Griffon Vulture, called Gandalf. Gandalf was previously attacked by wild birds during a flight show and the vulture did what it knew best and went up in the sky and followed the wind but got disorientated and lost.

As the bird only knows the Bird Centre as it's home it could not find its way back and drifted further and further away. After weeks the Staff had already given up on seeing Gandalf again they got a call from the Isle of Islay and managed to get the bird back safely.

The transmitter the bird had was only working for a few miles but the new GPS Tracker works like telephones and hence if this ever happens again Gandalf can get tracked much further.

A very worthy cause. Have a look at the images from the shoot and enjoy. If you like what you see you may like to visit the centre and have a go yourself. Have a look at their site as well "World of Wings"


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