Picture Challenge #12

This Picture Challenge is a bit different. You don’t have to work out where this picture was taken, but rather what’s going on with this bloke down on his hands and knees.

Is he lost in the desert, and down to his last desperate attempt to crawl back to civilisation? Is he about to be pecked to death by these vicious giant birds? Is he about to suck up some  precious water from a tiny spring he has found? Or is it something altogether different?


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Writing about the things that interest me helps me to discover what I think. One of my loves is the Australian Outback, and I travel out there often, and when possible take friends with me.
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4 Responses to Picture Challenge #12

  1. Kev Florence says:

    This bloke is on his knees to create low profile to get very very close to the emus… Emus are very inquisitive & will come closer to investigate when a person’s profile is a lot smaller…

  2. Anne says:

    Has he found a nest and is counting the eggs….

  3. dazzlerplus says:

    Although Anne could have been right, Kev’s answer is correct. The bloke was proceeding towards the emus on his hands and knees, before prostrating himself, at which time the emus came quite close. You can then take some nice close up pictures until you suspect the emus are about to start pecking you, at which point you get up and raise one arm in the air, thus convincing the emus that you are actually bigger than them and causing them to retreat.

    Please let me know if you have tried this strategy, and how successful you found it. Kev, maybe you’re a past master at this “emu whispering”?

    • Kev says:

      As yet, I have not tried this method of “Emu Whispering” Certainly would like to try if opportunity presents itself. Was told of this method by Aboriginal gent many years ago while camped at Lake Caroline on Hay River track NT.

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