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Jurassic Ostrich

July 24, 2017

Jurassic Ostrich

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Tim Lewthwaite Tim Lewthwaite

When I see ostriches in the wild, they remind me of the first Jurassic Park movie and a quote by the awestruck Dr. Alan Grant when he first sees the dinosaurs.

They’ re moving in herds. They do move in herds.

Now, ostriches don’t always move in herds (or flocks), but during breeding season or during periods of drought, they may congregate in groups of five to 100 birds. They are very alert birds, have good eyesight, and are fast, making it difficult to approach them in the open — meaning you have to take what opportunity you can to snap a photo.

When this group saw me coming, they turned and ran across the barren landscape — and for a moment, I felt like Dr. Grant — these modern-day dinosaurs really do move in herds.

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