The photos of the condors are unreal and spectacular. It's this elusive and mysterious creature I have only seen flying from afar a few times in my life, and here you are doing a close-up photo session with a condor. Wow! Incredible photos. I almost don't believe it.

But I did see a condor, probably THAT condor, flying above my head today as I was climbing in the Pinnacles. And it's a coincidence we were both there within a day of each other, and that we probably saw the same bird, but this can't be a coincidence:

Same field of flowers and rocks. Photographers think alike to a fault.

And yeah it was SO green...

My friend Zeno topping out:

My sister following me up Machete Direct:

Near the top of Machete Ridge where the condors fly.