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Little and Large.

By accipiter  
Many thanks for all the votes and comments on my last upload and special thanks to Sangram for his UA.
Todays upload is just for a smile and perhaps some interesting information.
This is a newly hatched Ostrich chick standing just beyond its mum's foot/leg. The difference in size is striking.
Also you will see the grass and green herbs of the African savanna - many people think of Ostriches as desert animals, which indeed they are. However in the recent past this bird was common throughout all of southern Africa's savanna woodland and grasslands, but has been displaced in these areas by human expansion altering the environment and possibly, in the Victorian era, by hunting - to provide plumes for ladies hats. It is now extensively farmed for its meat - low in fat and with hardly any cholesterol. It is still common in desert areas - there are few people there!
However it occurs freely in the savannas remaining in Africa's national parks. Hope you like him. A

Tags: Size Africa Desert Bird Ostrich Wildlife and nature Savanna

Voters: bobpaige1, CozPics, PentaxBro and 22 more

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25 Jun 2017 10:17AM
Well captured.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2017 10:17AM
Superb observational image - interesting facts too.
Kate Grin
Spkr51 5 United States
25 Jun 2017 10:43AM
Superb capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
25 Jun 2017 1:49PM
A lovely little(soon to be big!) fella, superbly captured, Arthur.
An interesting and informative narrative, thank you.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
25 Jun 2017 2:18PM
It's a wonder she doesn't trample her babies. It is a cute little guy.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
25 Jun 2017 2:35PM
adorable and very descriptive!
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2017 2:58PM
Lovely image, Arthur.

JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2017 5:05PM
A smashing find and capture Arthur,
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
25 Jun 2017 8:17PM
Great shot and narrative Arthur.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
3 Oct 2017 5:44PM
Wonderful capture..Lin

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