Thursday, 5 June 2014

Warrumbungles - Emus at dawn

A series of photos taken just outside the Warrumbungles National Park.


Each individual has a distinct look.


At day-break, males fight.  The fights are fast, involving puffing chests out, running to another male, and then it all goes a bit wrong.  They have to stand on one foot - striking out with the second - while trying to keep balance with small truncated wings.  The fights are over quickly, with the emu that looses balance running.

A sequence shot in low light, just before dawn.

A further sequence - included for the surprised look on one Emu's face.

Peter Quinton
Palerang  June 2014

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