these guys are protected.
Great capture, and perfect framing,
Me too. This was my first time to see them in the nature. Thx U for your comment.
How did you manage to shoot it? At a kind of feeding place or was the bird just hanging around by the trail?
Shot was a 4x zoom and he was hanging around as well for a while.
close up....they tag them underneath their wings as well...cheers
What a treat to see one of those birds in the wild.
Agree ....I hope they will stay here for long, long time. Thank you for your comment.
condor number -6. Or, if you turn your head
upside down, you get 9-.
Either way, it looks like this bird is having
fun watching for "road pizza," and keeping the
high desert clean!!
Larry, this is very good question I found some info on Condor marked AC-9 (In 2002, Adult condor #9 (AC-9), along with three year-old juveniles, was released into the Sespe Condor Sanctuary near the town of Fillmore, California. AC-9 was the last free-flying California condor captured for the conservation breeding program. As of December 2008 there are 327 individuals living, including over half of them in the wild...interesting. There was lots of money spend by US to keep these alive.
that is a cool close-up!
It was a fun trip and this is a really nice shot.
I like this shot. Thanks for posting
Thank you for stopping by comment and votes.
I think he's beautiful.
He was posing there for ever. Thank you for stopping by and votes.