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Wind God Bird

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 7 August 2017 in Art & Design.

The Giant Condor, Aiolornis incredibilis, lived in the area 3.5 million years ago. Fossils show the wingspan was 16 feet (5 meters) and the bird had a huge, powerful beak. It is estimated to have weighed 51 pounds (23 kilograms).

The Art of Ricardo Breceda
Borrego Springs, California
Part of the Roadside Oddities Series

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A very handsome and terrible creature

7 Aug 2017 5:13am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très drôle ! !!!.... Jolie prise )

7 Aug 2017 5:37am

Pascale MD from France

Really superb also this one.
Have a good day

7 Aug 2017 6:34am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France


7 Aug 2017 7:03am

jean pierre a from France

squperbestatue! amitiés

7 Aug 2017 8:36am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A new superb image.

7 Aug 2017 8:58am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle prise !!

7 Aug 2017 9:07am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great sculpture

7 Aug 2017 9:49am

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I love rust on this serie. Under the sun, its really magnificent

7 Aug 2017 9:58am

Devi from Chennai, India

Gosh ! That's some information !! Great capture here !

7 Aug 2017 10:06am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

About to take off. A superb image here Steve. 5*

7 Aug 2017 10:15am

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent composition. Wonderful image.

7 Aug 2017 11:06am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent capture of this beautiful bird!! The sunlight adds so much warmth here.

7 Aug 2017 11:38am

Don from Spokane, United States

It's a great picture of what the condor looked like. He must have been awesome.

7 Aug 2017 12:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOW! This would be intimidating to come across suddenly! Your treatment is fabulous.

7 Aug 2017 1:06pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition. Excellent capture of this great bird. Superb. :)

7 Aug 2017 2:17pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I have never heard of The Art of Ricardo Breceda but it sure looks worth a visit. This is a cool series.

7 Aug 2017 2:55pm

@B. Thomas: Definitely worth a visit!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful and impressiv !

7 Aug 2017 4:46pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Yikes! Beautiful color & light!

7 Aug 2017 6:11pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Splendid shot Steve, you almost bring it to life.

7 Aug 2017 7:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

He looks like he will be taking off any minute. A spectacular sculpture! I like the plant in the foreground. It has beautiful flowers!

7 Aug 2017 8:05pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Looks like it's perched in that cactus... nice framing.

7 Aug 2017 10:00pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Comme posé sur le buisson les ailes ouvertes quelle vue

8 Aug 2017 3:06am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

A very beautiful setting for this magnificent sculpture!

8 Aug 2017 9:34am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very beautiful plant.

11 Aug 2017 8:12pm

@fateme@@: These plants are Ocotillo. I find them quite fascinating, too. They only grow leaves and bloom if there has been sufficient rain. If it's too dry, they drop their leaves to conserve water.