Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) juvenile

Photo of Southern Cassowary

Southern Cassowary

This young Cassowary followed my friend Bruce Marcot and I through the bushes at Cassowary House near Kuranda. We were careful not to get to close, or to turn and run. Adult Cassowaries can be very dangerous, especially if they feel their young are threatened.

File Name: 2005-08-14_1436   Date/Time: 2005-08-14 07:56:30
Location: Cassowary House, near Kuranda, North Queensland, Australia.
Camera Make: PENTAX Corporation   Camera Model: PENTAX *ist DS
Settings: 100mm lens, f/6.7, 1/125sec, ISO 200, Compulsory Flash