Esther

Esther

Posted on 07/19/2013


Photo taken on September 18, 2012



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Signs of the Cassowary III - Street signs

Signs of the Cassowary III - Street signs
I spent two nights in the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland Australia. I had very much wanted to see the elusive forest bird, the southern cassowary. Despite their large size (5-6 feet tall), they are well hidden in the forest. They have a large central claw that has been known to inflict severe damage in an attack and a brightly colored neck. After two days of wandering about, I had seen their popular food sources including the blue quandong berry, their tracks in the mud and even several signs proclaiming their presence, but I had not seen a single cassowary. As evening approached, I went down to the beach at Cape Tribulation. I brought only my point and shoot because I did not want to carry my heavier gear and the lighting was too low for great shots. Wouldn't you know that a cassowary chose that time to come out of the forest and walk on the beach? I raced towards it and photographed it as best I could. The shots are not my best, but they are fine memories of the mysterious cassowary. The photos can be seen at www.ipernity.com/doc/304817/23942373 and www.ipernity.com/doc/304817/23942367

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ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
ୱ Kiezkickerde ( ͡°…
LOL, funny kind of warning-sign. Have to read simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassowary to get an overview what kind of animals are "Cossowary" because the sign looks like a combination of - hm - a tortoise and a turkey, lol. Thank you for adding it to the sign-group. :)
5 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
You'd not see this in the UK !
5 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
So cool. We just have the "beware of the moose" warning signs
5 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Ours have Deer on them, in Thailand they have Elephants, in Japan there are several different signs according to location, Okinawa has a Quail.
5 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Interesting.
5 years ago.