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Ahh... a little one. The sunlight is so nice here on his fur.
Louis: Part of a clutch of 13 baby ostriches. They are hanging around in the early morning sun. It was a bit difficult to get one singled out for this shot.
Oh, qu'il est mignon ce bébé !
Louis: Je suis d'accord avec cela. Merci, Martine.
Awe so sweet! Enjoying the warm sun on his face!
Louis: He/she does. It is an early winter's morning.
ahh, there is so much promise in this image, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Ayush. Including the promise of a full size ostrich smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2016, 06:27
Only another ten feet to grow then Louis!
Louis: Some distance for the little one, yes.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 7 Sep 2016, 06:33
You can see the potential, Louis!
Louis: Daddy's legs and mommy's neck smile
Awwwww. What a sweetie-pie!
Louis: All the grace of a fur ball, Ginnie smile
Look at this baba Louis! Great capture.
Louis: You remember, Richard. Great!
So I'm an astretch then, and what does that entail?
Louis: One day you will lay these really outsize eggs, my dear.
They aren't pretty at any age really
Louis: Women are jealous of their eyelashes, Bill.
Its looking a bit lonely on its own.
Louis: Just outside the frame, there are 12 brothers and sisters - plus mom and dad. It took patience to catch one of them on its own.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Sep 2016, 11:19
Looks cute...but, is it?
Louis: A question that can start a big debate, Ray.
This is a first for me, a baby ostrich - so cute.
Louis: Just a fur ball at this stage, Mary. These ostriches run around in the wild. Fatality rate is high, even under ideal circumstances. Apparently, these chicks were hatched three months earlier and all 13 is still alive, in an area with lots of natural enemies. Their dad is a good protector.
That's cute, a long way to grow yet, Louis.
Louis: Yes, but they do that fast enough. After a year it can almost look the parent birds in the eye.
Lovely shot!
Louis: Thank you, Tom.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Sep 2016, 10:11
It's a little lonely lost, he needs to join my swans for a swim!
Louis: I am pretty it can't swim, but it can walk through deepish water when it is grown up smile
Awww... how cute is this!

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