Color photos from journals & magazines: 1967-1988

Color photos reveal the colorful side – mostly the head and neck – of the California condor.

As color photography and printing became increasingly common in the later 20th century, more people learned that the condor was not just a black and white bird.

Here are 8 examples of color photos from a diverse group of publications, publications that reached a diverse and large audience.

01-fred-sibley-harrison-1967
Photographer: Fred Sibley. Source: Harrison, George H. The valley of the condors. National Wildlife. October 1967.

02-frederick-kent-truslow-l-1970
Photographer: Frederick Kent Truslow. Source: L, B. Doom stalks giant bird. National Geographic School Bulletin. 16 February 1970.

03-frederick-k-truslow-borland-1974
Photographer: Frederick K Truslow. Source: Borland, Hal. Take a long, last look at the condor. National Wildlife. April 1974.

04-tom-mchugh-gwynne-1980
Photographer: Tom McHugh. Source: Gwynne, Peter. Lo, the California condor. Newsweek. 26 May 1980.

05-tom-mchugh-ensley-1984
Photographer: Tom McHugh. Source: Ensley, Philip K. Day of the condor. Living Bird Quarterly. Autumn 1984.

06-j-grantham-lang-1987
Photographer: J Grantham. Source: Lang, John S. Caged: the last wild condor. U.S. News and World Report. 4 May 1987.

07-v-apanius-gallagher-1987
Photographer: V Apanius. Source: Gallagher, Tim. Last chance for the California condor. WildBird. June 1987.

08-h-snyder-gray-1988
Photographer: H Snyder. Source: Gray, Robert. The last wild condor. Boys’ Life. June 1988.

There are plenty more photos of California condors to be seen on this blog. To start, click on the Photography tag at the upper right part of this page..