Thursday, October 11, 2012


Ostriches are not just large birds. They are large birds with ATTITUDE.

We visited a private game reserve, Nyala Game Ranch, a while ago. We were warned about the one male ostrich.

We stopped at the top of a hill to have some tea and eats. We had not relaxed in our camping chairs for long, when Mr Ostrich appeared. It was a very quick retreat into the safety of the car, as ostriches can muster a mean kick. You don't want to be at the receiving end of these:

When it continued hassling us at the windows, we decided to move elsewhere. It followed us for quite a while, literally chasing us off its territory!

I did manage to get a few good close-up shots to paint, though:

Ostrich  - Portrait (frontal)
260 x 175 mm

Ostrich - Portrait (profile)
260 x 175 mm

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