Vultures: Photographing the Antiheroes of Our Ecosystems

Photographer Charlie Hamilton James describes the emotional experience of photographing vultures for National Geographic—from placing a camera inside a carcass to get a bird's-eye view of a feeding frenzy to discovering vulture parts for sale in illegal markets.

Click here to read more about vultures online in National Geographic magazine.

Click here to read more about Charlie Hamilton's experience photographing vultures on Proof