Defenders of Wildlife News and its successor magazine, Defenders, reported regularly on the California condor in the decades prior to 1987, when all the condors were taken into captivity. During the 1980s, Defenders included some notable illustrations and photos.
I especially want to show 2 illustrations from this time period. But while I am at it, here also are a fine map and 2 noteworthy photos.
Continue reading “Illustrations & photos from Defenders: 1980-1986”
Color photos reveal the colorful side – mostly the head and neck – of the California condor.
Continue reading “Color photos from journals & magazines: 1967-1988”
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.
Continue reading “Black & white photos from journals & magazines: 1908-1985”
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.
Continue reading “Illustrations & photos of habitat: 1880s-1990”
The 8 photos shown in this post offer diverse views of the California condor. These photos are all from books published 2000-2013.
Continue reading “Photos from books: 2000-2013”
The California condor has appeared on the cover of many magazines in recent decades. In this post I share 10 fine examples.
Continue reading “Cover birds: 1978–2011”
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.
Continue reading “Traveling to the birds”