View my short documentary film: The California Condors of Big Sur

Images of California condors, whales, dolphins and Big Sur vistas
A collection of 1,225 images from now through 2011

California condor #351 show that condors have barbs on the edge of their tongues which are used to help scoop/scrape in meat from a carcass and as a tool to swallow bigger chunks.
California condor #351 show that condors have barbs on the edge of their tongues which are used to help scoop/scrape in meat from a carcass and as a tool to swallow bigger chunks. (1/7/2012)
California condors #222 "Cosmo"
California condors #222 "Cosmo" (lower left) and Pinnacles female #306 (upper right) float past the cliffs of Big Sur yesterday, with the house known as Wild Bird visible in the background. (1/22/2012)
There was a surprisingly
There was a surprisingly (to me at least!) large number of condors in the air today ahead of an incoming storm. Here condor #204 "Amigo" passes in front of a Big Sur cliff face. (1/22/2012)
Point Sur in the post storm clearing skies.
Point Sur in the post storm clearing skies. (1/21/2012)
One of the captive bred condors
One of the captive bred condors (she came from the LA Zoo) that has recently been released in to the wild, #569 flying over a beach in Big Sur. (1/8/2012)
Two male elephant seals decide diplomacy is not for them as they battle for a piece of the beach
Two male elephant seals decide diplomacy is not for them as they battle for a piece of the beach (and presumably, the females therein) at Piedras Blancas. (1/14/2012)
A mother elephant seal checks on her young pup at Piedras Blancas
A mother elephant seal checks on her young pup at Piedras Blancas (1/14/2012)
Condor #167 "Kingpin" flies past a stand of trees.
Condor #167 "Kingpin" flies past a stand of trees. (1/7/2012)
A peregrine falcon makes a close pass. Not sure if the flecks of blood on its body and left leg are its own or from its last meal.
A peregrine falcon makes a close pass. Not sure if the flecks of blood on its body and left leg are its own or from its last meal. (1/15/2012)
Today in Big Sur was all about defense - we had condors chasing condors, and peregrine falcons chasing just about anything that moved. Here a peregrine falcon
Today in Big Sur was all about defense - we had condors chasing condors, and peregrine falcons chasing just about anything that moved. Here a peregrine falcon (top left) passes over the top of a red tailed hawk who is in full defensive mode as the falcon stooped. (1/15/2012)
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