I saw a California condor for the first time, flying high over a gulch at midday. It's a huge bird, and impressive to see in flight. I feel a little immature whenever I see pictures of condors up close 'cause I can't help but be touched by all the work folks have done to preserve such a weird looking bird. Something about the photo I copied this from makes me think of Alan Rickman in a David Bowie get-up. It's a ridiculous, marvelous animal, right up there with elephant seals.