Sunday, July 04, 2010

Griffon "Show" in Crete


Crete is definitely the island of Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) - Όρνιο. Not only does it hold the largest population of Griffons in Greece, they're also very easy to see. A 10 min. stop to Kourtaliotiko Gorge gave the opportunity to see a spectacular Aerial show of 10 Griffons flying effortlessly very close (for some tourists TOO close!) to the ground, taking advantage of the thermals.
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