Andean Condor - I have seen these beautiful birds in the Chilean Andes - amazing - graceful - deadly!

Andean Condor - I have seen these beautiful birds in the Chilean Andes - amazing - graceful - deadly!

These 21 Gigantic Animals Are Unbelievably NOT Photoshopped!

These 21 Gigantic Animals Are Unbelievably NOT Photoshopped!

1970 National Geographic Society book and photos by Helen and Frank Schreider.

Argentavis Magnivicens. The estimate span was 7 – 7.5 m, height ca. 1.5 m and the mass approx. 72 kg. One of the largest flying birds known to science, certainly the heaviest bird known to have flew.

Argentavis Magnivicens. The estimate span was 7 – 7.5 m, height ca. 1.5 m and the mass approx. 72 kg. One of the largest flying birds known to science, certainly the heaviest bird known to have flew.

Andean Condor located in South America has a wingspan of 9.5 feet, the largest of any land bird.

Andean Condor located in South America has a wingspan of 9.5 feet, the largest of any land bird.

Andean Condor – Leather Wing Necklace by Brenda Lyons Would you like to see your nature-inspired photography and other artwork here on Wordless Wednesday? Contact us at pathsthroughtheforests[at]gmail[dot]com with a photo and link of the piece you’d like us to consider. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pathsthroughtheforests/2014/07/09/wordless-wednesday-andean-condor/

Wordless Wednesday: Andean Condor

Andean Condor – Leather Wing Necklace by Brenda Lyons Would you like to see your nature-inspired photography and other artwork here on Wordless Wednesday? Contact us at pathsthroughtheforests[at]gmail[dot]com with a photo and link of the piece you’d like us to consider. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/pathsthroughtheforests/2014/07/09/wordless-wednesday-andean-condor/

Andean Condor Vultur Gryphus Adult Male Photograph - Andean Condor Vultur Gryphus Adult Male-Ewwww! It looks like his brains are on top of his head!

Andean Condor Vultur Gryphus Adult Male

Andean Condor Vultur Gryphus Adult Male Photograph - Andean Condor Vultur Gryphus Adult Male-Ewwww! It looks like his brains are on top of his head!

The Andean condor is considered endangered but is in far better shape than its California cousin. Perhaps a few thousand South American birds survive, and reintroduction programs are working to supplement that number.

The Andean condor is considered endangered but is in far better shape than its California cousin. Perhaps a few thousand South American birds survive, and reintroduction programs are working to supplement that number.

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