Andean Condor | Stock Image Gallery

Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) image 1

The lighting wasn’t quite right here, but until I come across a better lit Vultur gryphus, these will absolutely remain a part of my bird image gallery files. Better than nothing, right?

One of the largest and most unmistakable birds on the planet, the Andean Condor is the national symbol of six South American countries —Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

With a wingspan of up to 3.2m (10.5ft), this large black vulture has few larger rivals in the skies. Primarily a scavenger feeding on carrion, condors have been known to nest at elevations of up to 5,000m (16,000ft). Its range follows the spine of the Andes, through Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, western Argentina, and finally to the continent’s southernmost reaches in Tierra del Fuego. It’s presently considered near threatened by the IUCN.

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These initial images were taken at the Parque Cóndor, a rescue and release bird park and sanctuary near Otavalo, Ecuador.

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Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) image 3
Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) image 04
Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) image 4 (close crop)
Feet and claws of an Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
Feet and claws of an Andean condor (Vultur gryphus)
All images © Bob Ramsak 2015. All rights reserved. High resolution images available.
For stock or editorial use please get in touch.
For print purchases please visit here; for greeting cards and post cards here.
If you’d like a print or card of an image not yet listed in those portfolios, let me know. I’ll be happy to make it available.
Note: Galleries will be updated regularly (as needed).

And for the record: since the condor is displayed proudly all over Ecuador, the top photo will serve proudly as well as today’s Pic du Jour, the 443nd (!!) straight.

 

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