Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fresh Dead

Some things are just messed up. I jumped out of the car about 200 feet back to get a telephoto shot of a vulture on the highway and just as I went to shoot it the vulture took off. So I switched out to a macro lens and shot the somewhat freshly killed raccoon. The flies were pouring out of the mouth and eye socket at first. They got all over me, but the carcass hadn’t started to stink yet so I was able to hold on to my lunch. Fortunately some of them stuck around to make cameos in the photograph. Like I said, some things are just messed up.
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