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it was unique moment in my life when I stay 2 feats from this bird


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Voted 10/10

Very impressive.
Posted Nov 1, 2006 11:25 pm

eric bthat a bird

eric b

Voted 10/10

sweet backdrop, take the ordinary to extra-ordinary- nice job.
Posted Nov 1, 2006 11:38 pm

DebTwo votes!


Voted 10/10

Can I vote twice on this pic? Absolutely beautiful! Such a majestic bird with striking background. Bravo!
Posted Dec 8, 2006 9:41 pm

Bob SihlerCondor

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

As others have said, awesome shot. I photographed one out there, too, but it was on a rail and a number band was on it. This, just in case you're not aware, is a California Condor, a species that dropped at one time to just two birds in the wild. A reintroduction program around the Grand Canyon and the Kaibab Plateau in the late 90s brought these birds back to the wild. So this is more than just a condor-- it's one of this country's rarest birds and its largest raptor. Treasure this picture; it's not easy to come by.
Posted Jan 6, 2007 6:05 pm

Day HikerRe: Condor

Day Hiker

Voted 10/10

Largest bird in the U.S., maybe, but a condor is definitely not a raptor. Condors do not hunt/kill prey; they are carrion eaters.

The story of the California condor's recovery is an amazing one, yes.

One of the many reasons for their decline was that ranchers were killing them. They sometimes blamed the birds for the death of their livestock after seeing them feeding on the dead animal, clueless that the condor was not responsible for the kill.
Posted Feb 17, 2007 10:39 am

Bob SihlerRe: Condor

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

Thanks for the correction. I should have known better. I did know they were scavengers, but I guess I was lumping those with actual birds of prey.

I have a lot of respect for the ranching way of life and have a limited tolerance for the subsidies that keep some of those guys afloat-- a nod to tradition and a way to keep developers at bay-- but the ignorance which they sometimes show is amazing. I mean, who doesn't know that vultures and condors don't eat carrion?
Posted Feb 17, 2007 1:34 pm

venusLucky you


Voted 10/10

Really rare moment.
Posted Jan 26, 2007 7:21 am

madeintahoeSo Special


Voted 10/10

Beautiful amazing Condor! I would love to one day see one :) How very lucky you were to see! I love his black color againest the red desert sand. They are such special Birds!
Thank you :)
Posted Feb 16, 2007 4:31 pm

velodurtCoolest picture ever!


Voted 10/10

Congrats on an amazing shot!! Thanks for sharing.
Posted Jul 6, 2007 1:39 pm

cgrishaRe: Coolest picture ever!


Hasn't voted

Posted Jul 8, 2007 2:52 am



Voted 10/10

was this taken, might i ask?
Posted Feb 19, 2008 9:46 am

cgrishaRe: where


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close to the Kaibab trail
Posted Apr 7, 2008 11:58 am



Voted 10/10

TRULY LUCKY.....to get so close. It's amazing. And it's an amazing shot.
Posted Sep 16, 2008 12:01 am

Wiktoria PlawskaAMAZING

Wiktoria Plawska

Voted 10/10

This is probably one of my favorite pictures here! It looks really scary but really great as well!!!!!
Posted Jan 17, 2009 6:15 pm



Voted 10/10

A great shot..Well done! cheers, Jim
Posted Feb 25, 2010 9:15 pm

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on May 11, 2006 12:58 am

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