Marabou Stork, Leptoptilos crumeniferus

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Comments (4)

Luud Riphagen on October 31, 2007

Heel erg mooie uitsnede Erik in perfecte kwaliteit. Welterusten en groeten Luud.

Palmina Moore on November 1, 2007

Someone said about my photo of the emu - a face only a mother could love. I think this is more apt for this portrait.

Wonderful close up Erik


Erik van den Ham on November 1, 2007

Funny Palamina,

My first idea was to call this picture'Its Cool 2 be Ugly'

Quote from Nationalzoo

To the casual observer the massive Marabou Stork with its balding, scabby head and pendulous pink air sac may appear to be one of the ugliest creatures in the world. If this same observer were to notice the Marabou's fondness for carrion and its habit of squirting excrement onto its own legs he or she would probably consider the original opinion to be justified. It takes a real bird lover to see past all of this stork's bizarre adornments to recognize the scruffy charm underneath.

Greetz Erik

Palmina Moore on November 1, 2007

Wondeful Title Erik It really fits!


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    by Erik van den Ham