Vulture Takes The Easy Ride And Perches On Paraglider For A Quick Break


Taking the easy ride.

Talk about a cool experience to have though. Up there literally soaring with the birds.

Paragliding is a popular form of free-flying that involves launching a lightweight, foot-launched glider from a hill or mountain. The glider is made of fabric and uses wind currents to stay aloft. Pilots can control the direction and speed of the glider by shifting their weight and using air currents. It’s for true thrill chasers.

Vultures are large birds of prey that are found in many parts of the world. They are known for their scavenging habits and are often associated with death.

Vultures are some of the largest birds of prey, with wingspans that can reach up to 10 feet and weights that can exceed 25 pounds. Despite their large size, they are capable of soaring for long periods of time without flapping their wings, using thermal currents to gain altitude and travel long distances.

Vultures are known to come land on paragliders.  This behavior is most commonly seen in the Himalayan region of India, where vultures are known to congregate in large numbers. The reason for this behavior is not fully understood, but it is believed that the vultures may be attracted to the gliders as potential perches.

This man is seeing soaring through the sky like a bird. I guess he did a good job because the birds took notice.

A vulture comes into view and lands right on the legs of the man sitting in his paraglider. He actually pets the bird, who enjoys the rest high in the sky.

What a cool encounter. Flying with the birds can lead to being one of them.

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