deponti (deponti) wrote,
deponti
deponti

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Ostrich Mating Dance...with an Audience...

We watched the male and female Masai ostriches shivering their plumes in their ritual mating dance. They were pretty far away...but then, from the grass, two most unexpected heads popped up. Two cheetahs, taking their ease, languidly watched the ras-leela entertainment provided for them!




Once again, apologies for the graininess...its a camera video, the subjrcts were really far ooff (Nearly a mile away) and this was the first time I was shooting something like this...but it was riveting and I wanted to share it with everyone, too!
Tags: africa, birding, dance, masai, mating, nca, ngorongoro crater, ostrich, photography, serengeti, tanzania, video, wildlife
Subscribe

  • K2, from 191021

    K2: When I grow up and adopt a child, I will buy him only Triple Pop lollipops. Me: Why do you want to adopt a child? (Expecting a profound answer…

  • Moving images....

    The image does not move. The image moves me. As I come upon such sights, Unexpected delights, I am moved... I feel so strongly In my heart and…

  • A poem by Vasu Ramanujam

    This Familiar Place Each day we return to this familiar place We are a day older A day wiser Aware that we are a day closer To the day the music…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 3 comments