Running ostrich, Ngala, South Africa
Ostrich are not that common in the Ngala region of South Africa, and this was the only one I saw. It was running pretty fast, so I was lucky to get a photo. They can run at speeds up to 44 mph. It is a male Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis). They have a powerful kick (over 500 pounds/sq in) that can kill a man or a lion. Somehow it seems a little bizarre to be kicked to death by a bird.