Tourist Watching at the Grand Canyon

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Uploaded 20 Jul 2008
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© Dennis Gray
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UploadedJuly 21, 2008
TakenOctober 2, 2007
Exposure2/327 sec at f/7.4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length71.2 mm
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This Condor sat for over thirty minutes posing for pictures or perhaps waiting for a tourist to fall and become canyon kill.

His rock outcropping was his stage.

He is marked as number 50 and has GPS tracking. The National Park Service monitors the birds as there are less than one hundred in the Canyon area.

After posing on the rock across from the tourists, he decided to get up close and personal with his fans and flew to the railing in front of the tourists. See my next photo.

I also posted this picture on in a group the tracks birds. It seems number 50 was spotted later in the year on the California Coast.

I guess posing is hard work and he needed a little vacation.

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  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (20 Jul 2008):

    Outstanding capture. Never in a million years would I be up that high! ;)

  • donovan fannon

    donovan fannon gave props (24 Jul 2008):

    Got my VOTE! Well done Indeed!

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