Andean Condor, Ecuador

Andean Condor
Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador
Canon EOS 7D   *   EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM   *   ISO 320   *   1/1250 sec @ f/6.3

The majestic Andean Condor is one of the world's largest flying birds, with a wingspan approaching 11 feet.

We ventured to 13,500 feet in the treeless páramo tundra surrounding ice-covered Antisana Volcano, and spotted this huge vulture scouring the landscape for carrion. They breed in the area in small and decreasing numbers.

Photo ID: 20140927-93