Everglades, Florida, USA
I was photographing heron along the Anhinga Trail in the Florida Everglades early one morning. As I looked up behind me, I saw this black vulture sitting in a tree near me. It's not a bird that you see a lot of photos of but the early morning side lighting showed the texture in the face and feathers making it great for a portrait.
Color Balance, Levels and Curves Adjustments, Vibrance and Saturation adjustments and sharpening.
Pentax K20D with Sigma 170-500mm on Manfrotto Tripod and Ballhead