As a way of illuminating the relationship between California condors and humans, and to celebrate the humans who contributed to human understanding of and protection of condors, this post presents 8 more published photos of those humans.
Each photo below is followed by quotations from its caption (if any) or the name of the subject (if given), photo credit (if provided), and where I found the photo.
“Two children pose by a mounted condor in a photograph taken in 1917. The condor was shot for sport.”
Credit: Raymond Quigley / Terra (Summer 1990)
“Kelly Truesdale … rests between Ian and Eben McMillan during the 1927 wheat harvest on their father’s ranch.”
Defenders (July-August 1986)
Condor Journal: The History, Mythology, and Reality of the California Condor (Capra 1978)
Credit: Carl Koford / Condor: To the Brink and Back – the Life and Times of One Giant Bird (HarperCollins 2006)
“In the Hopper Mountain Condor Refuge in California, birds are regularly trapped and tested for lead.”
Credit: FWS / Condor: To the Brink and Back – the Life and Times of One Giant Bird (HarperCollins 2006)
Credit: J Marshall / Playboy (August 1970)
“An interpretive ranger at Grand Canyon National Park shows off a condor flight feather during an afternoon condor presentation.”
Credit: Elena Miras / Condors in Canyon Country: The Return of the California Condor to the Grand Canyon Region (Grand Canyon Association 2007)
“In becondored mask with distinctive wing markings, Dana Gardner sold T-shirts at a Condor Watch.”
Smithsonian (December 1983)
Whether the names of the photo subjects are known or not, the people are important to the story of the California condor and humans. More about most of the people named may be found elsewhere in this blog (use the FIND CONTENT tool, located somewhere on this screen – depending on your device).
For more people pictures, see the post More pictures of people of the saga.
The 3 books noted above are Essential books, as is a book by Ian McMillan (shown above).