November 13, 2006
Scott Page of Henderson, Nevada, saw this California Condor (Gymnogyps californianus)
soaring near Point Sublime, 15 miles west of the Grand Canyon's North Rim in August 2006.
Page took the picture with a Nikon D70 digital SLR and a 70-300mm zoom lens. The condor, carrying tag 34, was captive-bred at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in 1996, then released at Hurricane Cliffs in 1998. It nearly died of lead poisoning earlier this year but was treated at the Phoenix Zoo and released again into the wild only a month before Page took this picture.
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