While searching for old news photos of the California condor, I happened across a photo of choreographer and dancer Nina Wiener performing her work The Condor Material. Of course, I had to investigate. Here is some of what I learned.
Here, without comment, are 10 illustrations of California condors from 7 books.
Dick Smith is a major figure in the history of the relationship between California condors and humans. Among his contributions are some excellent drawings, 8 of which are presented here.
In previous posts I have shown some comical illustrations of the California condor. In this post I present 6 more caricatures from a variety of sources.
In 1988 and 1995, the National Audubon Society’s conservation stamps included paintings of California condors by the artist Michael Warren. The detailed habitat elements are a notable feature of these paintings.
For this post, I show 3 cachets, or first-day covers, that each include a conservation stamp and a larger version of the image by Warren that appears on the stamp.