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July 22, 2009

Cape Point ostrich – Flickr pic of the day

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This lovely photo of a young ostrich at Cape Point was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Jurgen Banda-Hansmann.

Jurgen says, “I found this young ostrich one evening, shortly before Cape Point National Park was closing.

“When I got out of the car, the ostrich didn’t seem disturbed by my presence and allowed me to approach.

“It was a mild evening and I spent a couple of minutes photographing the ostrich. My biggest concern was that I couldn’t see the parents and didn’t want to get between the adult animals and the youngster.

“When the ostrich started moving towards me, I took refuge in my car,” he continues.

The ostrich is the world’s largest living bird, averaging 2m (6.5ft) in height and weighing up to 156kg (344lb).

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Image © Jurgen Banda-Hansmann 2009

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