This unique view of a Turkey Vulture comes to us from David Mimlitch. David’s hobby is aerial photography which he accomplishes through the use of a remote control airplane. David likes to fly his plane in the Trinity River basin near downtown Dallas. This special location allows David to capture excellent pictures of the natural beauty of the Trinity River and Great Trinity Forest with the stunning Dallas skyline as a backdrop.

On the day these photographs were taken, David discovered his airplane was sharing a thermal with an icon of the Texas sky. A large Turkey Vulture was tracing out lazy circles above the Trinity floodplain. David’s plane was doing the same from a slightly higher altitude. The result was this set of intriguing photographs. A big, black Turkey Vulture from a rarely experienced vantage point!

Turkey Vulture - Rare Vantage Point

Turkey Vulture - Rare Vantage Point

Turkey Vulture - Rare Vantage Point

Turkey Vulture - Rare Vantage Point

Turkey Vulture - Rare Vantage Point

Observation Details

County Dallas
City Dallas
Date Jul, 2013
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Water-Flood Plain
Type of Behavior Flying
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer David Mimlitch
Main Article Turkey Vulture Observation Location