Spreading its wings to a mind-boggling 9.8 feet, the California Condor has one of the largest wingspans–and lifespans in the world
The Majestic California Condor as seen soaring over the Grand Canyon
The California Condor, the largest bird in North America, is a critically endangered species. Listed as extinct in 1987, this bird made its resurgence with the help of a special breeding program. This has resulted in increasing their number to approximately 400. About 70 of these can be found soaring over the Grand Canyon at various times, usually near the South Rim. I was lucky enough to capture some views of these majestic creatures.