Why Some Birds Cross the Road

Strolling through the Serengeti on a fine day. The sky darkens as the short rains arrive and flush the lowlands. Common Ostrich seem uncommonly hurried as they strut in formation across the plains.

They aren’t the only ones. In the distant grass, moving, searching, a Cheetah lopes along with purpose.

There have been records of a band of Cheetah brothers hunting together and taking down Ostrich… but the odds aren’t anywhere close to even today. Still, it pays to listen to that little instinct that moves you further away from predators.

Strutting becomes running and then the Ostrich take full flight, as only they can.

2 responses

  1. wow.. a great series of shots! c

    February 2, 2012 at 6:38 am

  2. Just beautiful photos! Having the road included makes me feel like I was right there, watching from a jeep. Thank you!

    February 2, 2012 at 9:07 am

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