Tall Tales From The Field

The Heckle and Jeckle of Condors

A few months ago I captured the massive  California Condors in flight in the post  http://wp.me/p1XNt4-1rR.  This month I caught them relaxing, barely budging. They knew they were being photographed. Looks like #4 has a keen interest in the other one. These birds are about 4 feet in length so they stand pretty tall.

 

Two California Condors are perched on the cliffs at Big Sur , California

 

Two California Condors are perched on the cliffs at Big Sur , California

 

 

9 responses

  1. Maybe #4 is in love! 😉

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    March 12, 2016 at 6:50 PM

  2. Great photos. There’s a bunch of California condors in the Grand Canyon. They have numbers painted on the backs of their wings. I got a few pics of them in flight, with my point-and-shoot.

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    March 12, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    • Thanks. Those Grand Canyon Condors come over to where I live at Zion NP but they fly so high, it’s hard to get a good pic of them

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      March 12, 2016 at 9:05 PM

  3. Did you see the pair in Big Sur or the Pinnacles? I still haven’t seen them in Big Sur. After photographing the condors in Pinnacles (https://ramblingswithranger.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/1282016-hiking-pinnacles-national-park/), I was showing the photos to a coworkers girlfriend who worked on the program at Pinnacles. They shared a story of hiking Angels Landing when one landed 15′ from her. She said no one else seemed to share her excitement of seeing a condor in Zion.

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    March 12, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    • This pair was at Big Sur. That must have been exciting seeing the condor at Zion. I work as a park ranger at Zion and have never seen them that close!

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      March 13, 2016 at 12:14 AM

      • She knew the birds in my photos by name. So when she saw the bird in Zion, she was beside herself with excitement.

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        March 13, 2016 at 6:39 AM

  4. Fantastic capture and awesome to see this incredible birds.

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    March 13, 2016 at 5:04 PM

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