California Condors Over Marble Canyon

California condors soar in a blue sky near Lee's Ferry, AZ. Photo: Tom Jones

Two California condors fly over Lee's Ferry in Marble Canyon, AZ

Tom went down to Lee’s Ferry on Sunday morning to see some friends off down the river. While he was down there, a number of California condors were breezing around overhead. They came in close only once, but Tom was waiting and snapped this shot of ol’ No. 73 and his compadre, No. 71. California condors, once on the brink of extinction, have enjoyed a moderately successful reintroduction in the Arizona Strip region, and we sometimes get to see these enormous, ancient birds up-close. Thanks to Tom for sharing the photo.

If you’re interested in learning more about California condors, the Grand Canyon NPS site offers some good information.


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Nick Wilkes found ZAC in 1996, working first as an outfitter, then a guide, then as webmaster. An ardent adventure enthusiast, Nick's recent exploits involve laying down roots in Wisconsin, chasing his kids around the house, working as a Madison, WI photographer and growing his Wisconsin climbing business. Connect with Nick on Facebook, Google+, or directly via email.
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One Response to California Condors Over Marble Canyon

  1. avatar david says:

    i saw this guy chilling by him(?)self on the navajo bridge on 8-5-11 around 6:15pm. i got a few shots with a cell phone camera but they are horrible photos.