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NOAA Photo Library Image - anim1420

A soaring California condor, North America's largest land bird with a wing span of nearly 10 feet and weight up to 26 pounds. This bird was brought back from the edge of extinction with only twenty-two left alive but through protection and a captive breeding program, now over 200 condors soar over the skies of southern and central California and another 179 live in captivity.

Image ID: anim1420, NOAA's Ark - Animals Collection
Location: California, Point Piedras Blancas
Photo Date: 2007
Photographer: Barbara Taylor NMFS/SWFSC/PRD

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