This is a sculpture of a condor, a predator with a noble history in the Incan culture in the Andes. The legends of its feats permeate many of the cultural stories still shared and passed down. The feathers near its shoulders are real, but the rest is made of metal.

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
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  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton5 months ago

    One of the oldest living dinosaurs with a 7-8 foot wingspan. Now, on the endangered species list with about 20 some left. Interesting capture, Phil. :-)

  • pete
    at one spot in Machu Picchu, there’s a rather large rock outcropping that resembles a condor, and was honored and respected as such!

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee5 months ago

    A wonderful piece of artwork – well found by you and very well photographed

  • lesley
    as you saw pete’s comment, they are few in number today, and endangered

    – phil decocco

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan4 months ago

    Good-sized bird – terrific detail (now that I think about it, you really did get de-tail here)! ;-D

  • monnie
    never peckish, this predatory bird also has great talons for grabbing things….. i.e.talents

    – phil decocco

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland4 months ago

    Very cool…well done.

  • derek
    thanks for featuring this one…at first, approaching it, it looked very real…

    – phil decocco

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