California Condor

California Condors were once near total extinction but thanks to captive breeding North America’s largest bird is making a come-back. This is a photo of the mama condor who’s chick recently left its nest at Zion National Park. We captured this shot while hiking on the West Rim Trail near Angels Landing. There is just one pair of condors at Zion but from time to time other condors in the AZ/UT population will stop by on their way to/from Kolob to the north of Zion, where they all spend most of their summer and fall. In total there are approx. 90 condors in UT/AZ. (Scroll to the bottom for map and directions)

Previously posted photos (click on thumbnail photos below to enlarge)

Sunrise at Dead Horse Point 38.469325418297444,-109.73943120255768
Mt. Belknap 38.419811248164066,-112.41283398285623
Brian Head Peak 37.681956843812706,-112.82999906460799
Goblin Valley State Park Goblin Valley Road, Utah, USA
Maze Overlook Campground Maze Overlook Campground Utah
Canyonlands Needles District Visitor Center UT-211 Moab, UT 84532
Canyonlands National Park Island in the Sky Grand View Point Rd Moab, UT 84532
Angels Landing 37.271824569323314,-112.95006239968319
Red Cliffs National Conservation Area 37.21113032013738, -113.40122399598744
Padre Canyon Trailhead Tuacahn South Parking Lot, Ivins, UT, USA
Forrest Gump Point Forrest Gump Point, Utah
Kolob Canyon in Winter East Kolob Canyon Road, New Harmony, UT, USA
The Watchman The Watchman, Utah, USA
Two Top Mountain West Yellowstone, MT, USA
Capitol Reef National Park Capitol Reef, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA
The Wave The Wave Trail, Kanab, UT, USA
The Wave Trailhead Wire Pass, Utah, USA
La Sal Mountains La Sal Mountains, Utah, USA
Old Junkers Jacobs Chair, Utah, USA
Gifford Farm Fruita, UT, USA
Head of the Rocks Overlook of the Grand Staircase Escalante NM Escalante Canyon, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, USA
Bryce Point at Bryce Canyon National Park Bryce Canyon, UT, USA
Newspaper Rock Newspaper Rock, Monticello, UT
Acoma Pueblo Acoma Pueblo, NM, USA
Yellowstone Bison Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming, USA
Broken Arch Trail Arches National Park
Delicate Arch Arches National Park, Moab, UT
Hackberry General Store Hackberry, AZ, USA