18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
M7 - Watching

California Condors have been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. At one point they were on the brink of complete extinction; scientists made a last-ditch effort at saving them by capturing the remaining wild individuals and starting a breeding program. At this point, they were officially extinct in the wild. From the 22 captured individuals in 1987, there are now several hundred California Condors living in the wild.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Arizona, United States of America
Copyright: © Adri Pendleton