Earlier in the week I stopped on a quiet country road to give way to the emus. They are proud and rather feisty birds and aren’t all scared of people or cars. When they want to cross a road, they cross it, regardless of approaching traffic.
As I waited for the stragglers to cross I noticed some tiny emu chicks. Of course, I had to pull over then and take some photos of the babies.
Once the eggs are laid the female goes off and gets on life, leaving dad to guard the eggs and raise the chicks. This dad was too concerned about the welfare of his chicks to pose for his portrait.
prompt: portrait http://bopaula.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/thursdays-special-portrait/