This post offers a varied collection of color photographs of California condors.
The caption for this 1st photo indicates that the image is life-size in the book:
Photographer: J David Siddon. Source: Allen, Thomas B. 1974. Vanishing wildlife of North America. National Geographic Society.
Here, a condor executes a turn in the beautiful blue California sky:
Photographer: Peter B Kaplan. Source: Line, Les, and Franklin Russell. 1976. The Audubon Society book of wild birds. Harry N. Abrams.
No individual is credited with the photo below, which comes from the VIREO photographic library of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Note the absence of wing tags:
Photographer: Uncredited. Source: Weidensaul, Scott. 1989. North American birds of prey. W. H. Smith.
The 2nd of the pair of images below is one of my favorite color photos of a California condor:
Photographer: Tupper Ansel Blake. Source: Leopold, A Starker. 1987. Wild California: vanishing lands, vanishing wildlife. University of California Press.
This next photo struck me as atypical for a guide book:
Photographer: Anthony Mercieca. Source: Farrand, John, Jr. 1988. Western birds. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Here is a “modern”, tagged condor:
Photographer: Ned Harris. Source: Lukas, David. 2000. Wild birds of California. Companion.
And finally, an elegant photo:
Photographer: Mark A Chappell. Source: Barrington, Shaun, editor. 2003. Endangered animals. Sterling.