Culture Art & Media Photo: Turkey Vultures Gather for Sunrise By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Mark Heatherington / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Emigrant Lake, Oregon. There is something beautifully spooky about this shot by Mark Heatherington, am I right? Like, hints of Edgar Allan Poe, but in the best way. The surprising part is that this was taken in the morning, not as dusk descends. Mark writes, "I often wondered where they went at night. This was taken about 45 minutes before sunrise." Now we know; they sleep in the trees. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.