The Southern Cassowary is a tall, flightless bird native to the tropical rain forests of New Guinea and northeastern Australia. It is a treasure to see one of these birds in the wild, even though it is smart to keep your distance. Their numbers are rapidly declining due to a variety of factors–loss of habitat due to the development of the rain forests, fatalities after being stuck by automobiles, competition for food with wild boars imported from Europe, and attacks by wild dogs introduced to reduce the boar population.
Put out to pasture for the day, a horse hovers near the barn gate–possibly looking for a respite from the New Hampshire winter’s chill. This is my photo for this week’s challenge. To see all of the beautiful monochromes, go to Leanne Cole’s Blog.
Today’s challenge theme is “Relaxation.” The sight and sound of a tumbling waterfall is calming to the mind and senses. Even a picture or recording will substitute in a pinch! To see the rest of today’s monochrome creations, visit Leanne Cole’s blog.