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April 13, 2009

Ogled by an ostrich – Flickr pic of the day


This close-up of a curious ostrich was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Miquel Armengol.

Miquel says, “I took this photo when I was visiting a farm in Cape Town. I was very interested to have a close encounter with an ostrich because it was the first time I’d had an oportunity like this.

“It was very cool because the ostrich was really curious about my camera. It actually only paid attention to the camera and forgot I was there,” he continues.

The West Coast Ostrich Ranch is a popular tourist attraction where you can stand on an ostrich egg and feed or even sit on an ostrich.

The ranch offers guided tours every half-hour, in English, Afrikaans, German and French. They make products from ostrich leather, eggs and feathers which are on sale at the ranch, including some stylish leather shoes and handbags.

Make a day of it – after the show, enjoy lunch in the air-conditioned restaurant located in a traditional Cape Dutch-style farmhouse. The ranch also offers a children’s playground and a shaded tea-room.

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!

Image © Miquel Armengol 2009

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