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Condor flare...

A Californian Condor, taken close to Marble canyon, Arizona U.S.A. Where they have been reintroduced into the wild, hence the tags on the wings, ( all eight foot of them! )

Condor flare...

A Californian Condor, taken close to Marble canyon, Arizona U.S.A. Where they have been reintroduced into the wild, hence the tags on the wings, ( all eight foot of them! )

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Oct 2014, 00:15
Beautiful bird and gorgeous image, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Ray, much appreciated.
  • Alan
  • Ouray, Colorado.
  • 2 Oct 2014, 03:57
I like the abstract feel to this and the placing of the bird and the "blob" in diagonally-opposite corners. I've had the pleasure of watching these beautiful birds rise up from below my viewpoint in the Grand Canyon and gradually soar into the air on the thermals.
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Alan, they are great to see.
Cracking frank.......as a kid they bought out a film called condor man.........it was never gonna take off like the others lol
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Shane,I think I remember that. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Oct 2014, 07:42
Wonderful wonderful things aren't they Frank. I remember seeing a very good series on TV about them
Frank L Croston.: Yes they are, Chris, it was a great thrill to see them in the wild, I'd only seen one in Chester zoo before. smile I saw those programmes, very good.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 2 Oct 2014, 07:52
An incredible size, Frank - even the tags are large
Frank L Croston.: They are enormous birds, Elisabeth.
How awesome is that!!! Excellent capture.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Mary, I'm pleased you think so.
Wonderful, I'd really like to get to see this bird!
Frank L Croston.: Well they are only 5000miles away, Tom! Thanks. smile
What a marvellous bird. Great shot Frank
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, they are wonderful in flight.
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 2 Oct 2014, 15:01
Well done! I love it..
Frank L Croston.: Thanks! I was blind for a minute afterwards! smile
Magnificent birds aren't they, I'd thought they were only native to South America.
Frank L Croston.: Yes they are, Brian. The Californian Condors were almost extinct, they had a breeding programme and reintroduced them to the Grand canyon area, it's been very successful, we saw one on our latest trip floating high above us, great to see.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2014, 15:31
Wow! and how amazing to actually see the real thing
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Anne, it was indeed! A great thrill.
Looks like a successful reintroduction
Frank L Croston.: Very successful apparently, Bill.
I like the "blob"! It makes me think of the sun shining in the corner as he flies by! Great shot, Frank!
Frank L Croston.: If you remember, I blinded myself with this shot, tracking him through the sun...Duh! smile Thanks Elizabeth.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 7 Oct 2014, 14:47
THAT's BOCA! I like the wingspan on this...you must have been standing on top of the mt!
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Bonnie, I was on the Navajo bridge at Marble canyon, Az. There were three of them flying around the canyon, one of them settled on the bridge underneath us, it was a great experience.

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