Nancy (Braschayko) McNamara, a summa cum laude Laker Alumni from 2006 is attending the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
When this Audubon special program was filmed, there were only six California
condors living in the wild--now there are none. In captivity, however, over
twenty survive. Audubon finds this magnificent creature in its natural
habitat--flying high over the Santa Ynez Mountains of southern California.
With a ten-foot wingspan, the condor can reach altitudes of 15,000 feet and
speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. It is rightfully named nature's finest
flying machine. Breathtaking footage of the great birds, never before
captured on film, will give you an appreciation of their magnificence and a
sadness of their demise. The graceful coutrship flight and a rare scene
with all six condors airborne together are two of this film's most
fascinating moments. It in no wonder that scientists and conservationists
are struggling to someday re-introduce California condors to the skies they