See the People and Odd Stuff section for a greater understanding of why I prefer to photograph animals. I don't suffer the same embarrassment when I ask a tortoise if I can take its picture - unless somebody overhears me that is. The eyes are the most important thing but I've noticed that the minute you point a camera at an animal it turns away. Maybe it's embarrassed, maybe it thinks the camera lens is a big eye or maybe it can see its own reflection in the lens and thinks goodness I do look a mess, he's not taking my picture with me looking like this!
Incidentally, I titled the picture above 'chicken quarters' (if you don't get it ask somebody to explain it to you)!
It was giving me the eye so I took a photograph of it.
This is a better image. The previous animal was a bit hairy around the nose. This one is more textured.
OK, I know what this was.
I know many a woman that would kill for those eyelashes!
They always look so sad. Probably because of moronic poachers going around killing them for their tusks.
Disturbed while eating as can be seen by the grass hanging from its beak.
Ah cute, but a word of advice - if you're photographing one on these use a long lens and keep a look out for the mother. These little chaps have teeth like needles.
I put this here as part of the eyes category. I think he had two eyes - I just never saw its left eye open. Either that or it was winking at me all the time.