We had gorgeous weather for our trip to San Diego. There were few clouds to add interest to sky shots so I had to find something else to photograph against the blue.
The California condor had come close to extinction when the few remaining were captured and placed in a breeding program at the Los Angeles and San Diego Zoos.
Immature condors have dark faces. Once they mature they get their handsome multi-colored heads.
Well, maybe not exactly handsome. Perhaps a face only a devoted mate could love.
I have had the opportunity to see them in the wild near one of the release sites. With their wide wingspans (over 9 feet) they are a magnificent sight.
See more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.