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The Krumltal valley, known as the "valley of the vultures"

 
The Krumltal valley, known as the "valley of the vultures"

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Unfortunately, I didn't see more than two big birds from a distance...

...one of which I managed to photograph in flight, but it was a lovely day up there all the same in this beautiful and wild side valley of the Rauris valley in the Austrian Hohe Tauern group, and I met someone there who has been working for years for the Bartgeierprojekt (Bearded Vulture Project), an initiative that has been going on for 24 years in the Krumltal with the purpose of reestablishing the settlement of the bearded vulture (gyptaeus barbatus) in the Alps. This species had been extinguished sometime around 1900. For those who understand German (as unfortunately there is no English version) and who are interested in the topic, here's the link.
Just two weeks ago, the first real fruit of all these efforts has been born - a young Griffin vulture has been born in the valley, and is already able to fly. At the moment this is a bit of a sensation in the whole Rauris area...

External Links

A page in English upon the reintroduction of the Bearded Vulture into the Alps

Images


A Griffin vulture flying in front of the Tennengebirge

A Griffin vulture flying in front of the Tennengebirge

The Krumltal valley

The Krumltal valley

A beautiful waterfall in the upper Krumltal valley

A beautiful waterfall in the upper Krumltal valley

A beautiful waterfall in the upper Krumltal valley

A beautiful waterfall in the upper Krumltal valley

Looking down the Krumltal valley, towards the other side of the Rauris valley

Looking down the Krumltal valley, towards the other side of the Rauris valley

Cairns near the waterfall in the Krumltal valley

Cairns near the waterfall in the Krumltal valley

View to the Ritterkopf (3077m) from above the Bräualm

View to the Ritterkopf (3077m) from above the Bräualm

The Krumltal valley, known as the "valley of the vultures"

The Krumltal valley, known as the "valley of the vultures"

The Hocharn (3254m) in cloud

The Hocharn (3254m) in cloud

The only bird...

The only bird...

The mountain brooks in the Krumltal were of a wonderful clarity that day!

The mountain brooks in the Krumltal were of a wonderful clarity that day!

The "Bräualm" in the Krumltal upon 1601 meters

The "Bräualm" in the Krumltal upon 1601 meters

A frog trying rather desperately to climb over that rock

A frog trying rather desperately to climb over that rock




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