Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I think the much disrespected black vulture is quite beautiful. Your mileage may differ, of course. You at least have to give them props for character, don’t you think?

Black vulture portrait

Portrait of black vulture (Coragyps atratus), Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA. Canon 1Ds Mark II. 500mm + 2x teleconverter. ISO 400. f/10 @ 1/125 second.