The 8 photos shown in this post offer diverse views of the California condor. These photos are all from books published 2000-2013.
Of course, a book about California’s atmosphere needs a photo of a soaring California condor:
Photographer: Scot Martin. Book: Carle, David. Introduction to air in California. University of California Press. 2006.
Of the several photos in this next book, I particularly like this image of an immature condor basking in the sun:
Photographer: Scott Frier. Book: Hirschfeld, Erik, editor. Rare birds yearbook 2008. MagDig. 2007.
This beautiful photo, my favorite of the 8 here, is saturated with the inquisitiveness of the condor:
Photographer: Joel Sartore. Book: Sartore, Joel. Rare: portraits of America’s endangered species. National Geographic. 2010.
From a scholarly book on the history and politics of endangered species in California comes a photo of a roosting condor displaying its wing tag:
Photographer: Ian Tait. Book: Alagona, Peter. After the grizzly. University of California Press. 2013.
The photos above present California condors as dignified subjects at several stages of life and as they engage in the various activities of living. Such photos are a critical means of promoting interest in and concern for the endangered California condor.