© Juan Manuel Saenz de Santa María, 2014
And that boys and girls is why you are supposed to wear a helmet.
THIS. ALL THE TIME THIS. I see so many motorcyclists not wearing helmets these days and I get so scared for them! Please wear a helmet all the time! On your motorcycle? Helmet. On your bike? Helmet. Skateboard? Helmet. First day of High School? Helmet. Last day of High School? Helmet. Going for a leisurely stroll? MOTHERFUCKING HELMET.
Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.
look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon
And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.
And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.