I was taking my pre-dawn loop through the Chichen Itza ruins - illegally before it opened. As I came around the back of the Hacienda Chichen -- a new world Cathartidae perched on top of this family chapel displaying it's spread wing stance. For me in that second, I decided the image symbolized the triumph of nature over man -- or nature over organized religion. One can only hope. This was during the T.B.B. period (time before birding) --so I can only guess it's a TV.
images@2004 T.R. Ryan