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It’s our flightless friend, the ostrich photobomber, who photobombed my giraffe picture a few weeks ago. This time, she was the star subject. I waited for her to turn and catch the sun, no flash, to get every detail of her head and eyes. Ostriches are big birds, close to six feet tall, and share space with even taller giraffes in an area that is all about Africa at the Bronx Zoo

Photo credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS


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Ostrich photobombers.

Even animals seem to like picture crashing as these ratites (large, flightless birds) photobombed my recent giraffe assignment at the Bronx Zoo. I worked with our keepers for a long time to get our entire giraffe herd in one frame. At the magic moment, OSTRICH PHOTOBOMB.

It went on for an hour, and they never gave up.

Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © WCS