Color photos reveal the colorful side – mostly the head and neck – of the California condor.
The 12 excellent photos in this post show a California condor being a California condor (one of the photos shows a pair of condors). These photos deserve to be seen, not hidden away on bookshelves or in boxes.
Many images of the California condor also show their habitat in the background. We see condors soaring over mountains and the ocean, roosting in trees, and nesting in caves.
Habitat matters to the California condor. As part of his argument against capturing all condors for captive breeding, environmentalist David Brower wrote:
A condor is five per cent feathers, flesh, blood, and bone. All the rest is place.
In this post, I present images of just those places, the habitat, from a variety of sources.
The 8 photos shown in this post offer diverse views of the California condor. These photos are all from books published 2000-2013.
The California condor has appeared on the cover of many magazines in recent decades. In this post I share 10 fine examples.
I previously noted items about traveling to see California condors via automobile, items that were published during the 1st half of the 20th century. Here I consider 3 articles published in travel-related magazines during the 3rd quarter of the 20th century.
Previous posts have shown postage stamps, first day covers, and postcards that feature images of the California condor. This post includes more of all 3 kinds of postal items.