Tuesday, 28 December 2010

A Non Wanted Visitor


 
Mother Penguin stays alert, protecting its chick and nest, as the Ñandú (Rhea) walks towards them.
Punta Tombo (Patagonia), Argentina
 
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15 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Ooops, hope the penguin and baby survived the visitor. Diane

JM said...

They did, Diane! :-)

theconstantwalker said...

Great capture and nice to hear no harm was done.

Joy said...

Were the babies really at risk? Well the big big did look menacing.

Hope you're having the loveliest holidays!

Many thanks for your patience, and for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

Springman said...

Wild! I can not conceive standing there watching a showdown like this go down. You have experienced some crazy things JM but this is way weird! Awesome as always!

Jacob said...

That is a tough situation for mother penquin...is she tough enough to protect herself and her chick? Scary!

Makes me think "intelligent design" leaves something to be desired...

Gary said...

Good photos of nature in action. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EmptyNester said...

I've been trying to come up with just the right word for you photos and I think I finally have it-fascinating!

holdingmoments said...

Great capture of a heart in the mouth moment.
Glad they survived.

Small City Scenes said...

Yes Very fascinating indeed. MB

Joan Elizabeth said...

An unusual combination of birds here.

greg urbano said...

argentinian standoff!

Dixxe said...

What a great capture of these 2 species in the same frame!! Thanks for sharing!

Hilke Breder said...

Great capture of Rhea stalking penguin chick. Would you have gone to the rescue if the chick was being attacked? I can't stand to watch evolution at work and would jump in. Nature can take its course when I am not looking.

Larry said...

Wow, that must have been an interesting confrontation. Nice capture!