Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Ostrich


Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
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20 comments:

Gary said...

Wonderful photo!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Andrew said...

A real beauty JM...
I was born in South Africa in the 1950's.
One of my earliest memories (I was now in the UK) was visiting the house of a couple that had been out there with my parents. They had a great big egg on display and I was amazed by it's size. My interest of birds and a need to know more about them had just been inspired by the Ostrich.

joo said...

I saw them only in the Zoo:) Superb photo JM!

Kathiesbirds said...

Get a load of those legs! wow!

mick said...

Great photo and a perfect example of a bird in its habitat.

holdingmoments said...

Lovely shot JM. I've only ever seen them in captivity.

fjällripan said...

Beautiful photo! Should be nice to see them in the wild, I have just seen them in animalparks.

eileeninmd said...

How cool, to see the ostrich in the wild. Are they mean? Great photo.

Carolina Tavares said...

Em campo aberto deve ser interessante fotografar estes animais. Quantas histórias não terás para contar...

Dimple said...

I like this shot; the distant ostrich mirrors the close one.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I would not like to get in the way of those feet.

Jacob said...

Now that's a sight you don't see very often in Florida...except in zoos!

Reminds me of a lot of people in the US ... :-)

Stickup Artist said...

Sadly, I've seen quite a few ostrich farms in SoCal. I can't imagine wanting to eat such a lovely and quirky creature who means no one or nothing any harm. I'm glad these ones are safe. Great profile in an amazing setting!

Springman said...

Talk about context! The depth of field in this photo is mind bending JM. It's wonderful you could experience ostriches in the wild!
Cheers and safe journey to you Sir!

Sy said...

stunning shot JM, strangely enough I comepleted a painting of an ostrich today

Jean said...

I am amazed by their size. Sure wouldn't want tangle with one.
Thanks for sharing your shot of one in their native habitat!

Pat said...

Wonderful shot!

Arija said...

Great Ostrich, I have never seen a black one before. Our birds here in Australia are escapees from captivity and a brownish colour.

Hilke Breder said...

Nice shot, JM! I'd like to do the kinds of travel you were - or are still - doing!

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

Great memories of Africa for me..... Diane