Barbara, 50 yr old Cassoway of Mission Beach QLD. by Susan Kelly

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Barbara is an endangered Cassowary and is reputed to be almost 50 years old, I found her strolling through the rainforest as surprised to see me as I was her.

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    JUSTARTover 5 years ago

    great shot

  • thanks …. she is a gorgeous bird !

    – Susan Kelly

  • Jennifer Rowlands
    Jennifer Rowlandsover 5 years ago

    that is wonderful..! I have just watched the show on ABC tonight and have fallen in love with them all over again, had to get on here to see more of them. this pic is superb with the eyelashes,and cheeks poking out. they truly are special birds. thanks for sharing. I love it too that she is called Barbara, what else could you call her..?

  • thanks……. she is a gorgeous bird….. living in the jungle of nth queensland i see a lot of cassowaries…… but none other with those eyelashes !

    – Susan Kelly

  • Lynnette Shelley
    Lynnette Shelleyover 5 years ago

    This is such a great photo of such a unique-looking creature.

  • thanks …. she is a gorgeous bird

    – Susan Kelly

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 5 years ago

    This is perhaps the best animal portrait I’ve seen on line and one of the best I’ve seen anywhere, I love this so much!! :))

  • thanks….. i am thrilled to have got so close to such a beautiful and unique creature

    – Susan Kelly

  • Matt Bottos
    Matt Bottosover 5 years ago

    wow … lucky find. We searched for days when we were in Queensland and didnt spot any.

  • Susan Kelly
    Susan Kellyover 5 years ago

    thanks for your comment….. it was a great and lucky day for me

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    she’s a honey! Would I have met her on the licuala walk at Mission beach??? you could pop some of your work in the Queensland group
    Sorry for being bossy :))))

  • thanks Jenny, I have joined … She is a Bingil Bay bird…although some of the other Cassowaries on my site are Licuala, that is a great cassowary spotting place

    – Susan Kelly

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 4 years ago

    yeah and the little creek, is it Lacey Ck?? I walk down that way lots, not for a wee while tho! and the hill at Bingil bay with the big lizards and the jetty there too! haven’t been down a while as packing up to move house (going to Etty bay road).

  • Susan Kelly
    Susan Kellyabout 4 years ago

    the creek is in Bingil as well….
    Etty bay road will be lovely…

  • Lynette Higgs
    Lynette Higgsabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot Susan, they are amazing birds ; D

  • Thanks Lyn

    – Susan Kelly

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