Amazing Ostrich by zambianlass

Amazing Ostrich

I have to be honest, I am really quite terrified of these flightless wonders. Capable of sprinting at over 70 km/hr and covering up to 5m in a single stride, I admire them only from the safety of my car window.

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I like this! You captured all that hair! FAV and pinning! I also voted. =)
August 27th, 2020  
lovely shot
August 27th, 2020  
He/she does look menacing - nice shot!
August 27th, 2020  
Great capture, light
August 27th, 2020  
Great shot. Love the lighting.
August 27th, 2020  
Cool
August 27th, 2020  
Smart on your part. I did see them from the safety of my vehicle in Tanzania. They are very impressive.
August 27th, 2020  
Quite lovely! Being local, you can teach us things we ought to know about the wildlife!
August 28th, 2020  
Fast and I hear they have a vicious kick too.
August 28th, 2020  
Interesting to learn about them.
August 28th, 2020  
Great shot but you wouldn't want to get a kick from him.
August 28th, 2020  
Nice details, look at those hairs :)
August 28th, 2020  
Love the lighting and his hair!
August 28th, 2020  
this is so cool... the lighting, his hair... awesome.
August 28th, 2020  
He/she does look like it means business.
August 28th, 2020  
Stunning capture and colours.
August 28th, 2020  
me too.Their beaks are at eye level Frightening
August 28th, 2020  
they are adorable, love the lighting and crop
fav
August 28th, 2020  
@marlboromaam hehe thank you for voting :-) and thank you for your enthusiasm always
August 28th, 2020  
@koalagardens thank you so much - dusty afternoon light
August 28th, 2020  
@mabuss33 it is their crazy long legs I am so terrified of
August 28th, 2020  
@seattlite @wakelys @joansmor thank you all :-)
August 28th, 2020  
@allie912 they are beautiful with their fancy feathers but best from a distance... glad you have seen them in the flesh too
August 28th, 2020  
@Weezilou sometimes :-) I wish I knew more
August 28th, 2020  
@gardencat absolutely - a hectic kick... one of the game scouts looking after the game was badly kicked just before we arrived and will be in hospital for a long time...my uncle was attacked by one too...
August 28th, 2020  
@milaniet @onewing @dutchothotmailcom @ingrid01 @elatedpixie @joysabin @ludwigsdiana @777margo

Thanks for all your lovely comments, as always :-)
August 28th, 2020  
@ninaganci we were so lucky to see baby ones actually that had just hatched... I will see if I can find a good photo to put up
August 28th, 2020  
marvellous
August 28th, 2020  
Fabulous photo with such great detail. It does look intense!
August 28th, 2020  
Nice portrait
August 28th, 2020  
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