DP Challenge – Unconventional Love
“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.”
Today’s DP Challenge is “Unconventional Love”. I chose this ostrich photo from our African safari for several reasons. First, this couple obviously shares a very close (pun intended) relationship – so much so that they actually seem to be a two-headed creature if you look quickly. Second and more importantly, ostriches really do have an unconventional lifestyle in the avian world. They mate for life, and share responsibility for their offspring. The female incubates the eggs during the daytime while the male manages them during the night. Often they share communal responsibility with one large nest (actually a hole in the ground) for all of the eggs in a large group of ostriches. Once the eggs have hatched, it is typically the male ostrich who cares for them until they are self-sufficient. Hmmm…..perhaps I should have saved this post for Father’s Day 🙂
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