condors everywhere

And now some pictures of me and condors in Oct 2008:

Needless to say while hiking we took pictures of ourselves in these locations. I’ve got these snapshots in one small gallery. We also so 3 California Condors flying, and infact one of them buzzed within 6 feet of us twice. Of course they both happened when I didn’t have the camera in hand, but it was like being right underneath a small airplane as it took off. These birds are endangered and are slowly being reintroduced to their natural habitats. I couple of years ago I saw them in the Grand Canyon, but this is the first time I’ve seen them in Zion. Since they were brought up in captivity, they seem fine with humans hanging out within a short distance from them, and they put on a real show for us.

snapshots:
http://duffyknox.smugmug.com/gallery/6465132_BcK7F#410095522_Xjxxk

condors:
http://duffyknox.smugmug.com/gallery/6465154_kGGqS#410097289_Tq3cU

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