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Posts Tagged ‘Cassowary’

June 21st, 2011

Dangerous Nature?

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Wild Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) Male eating figs, Australia
I am often asked – at lectures and in interviews – what is the most dangerous thing I have ever encountered in nature. Frankly, I hate that question, first because of its inherent sensationalism, but also because it is so misplaced: I have very little to fear from the wild animals with which I spend …
 
December 4th, 2010

Dancing Dinosaur

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Wild Cassowary on the Beach
After two weeks of chasing these giant birds through the dense tropical rainforest, I moved today to a new location – a place where, I was told, wild Cassowaries walk the beach. ┬áIt seemed like a long shot, but I gave it a try, and set up a vigil on the beach in the late …
 
June 16th, 2010

Stalking Feathered Dinosaurs

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) Male, Queensland Australia
I recently wrote a short article on stalking wild Cassowaries in Australia for BBC Wildlife Magazine in the UK. For those that did not see it, I am copying it here. It is sort of my written response to people who often ask about the dangers I face as a wildlife photographer in remote parts …