19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Dinosaur Bird

In this photo a Cassowary, a prehistoric bird living in the rain forest in the north east of Australia. With giant, claw-like feet and drooping, dinosaur-like skin, it should come to no surprise that the Cassowary is often called the “Dinosaur bird”. Despite the eye-rolls this phrase may be met by, the Cassowary actually belongs to the taxonomic order struthioniformes. This order is commonly referred to as “ratites”. Other birds who are classed as ratites include the Ostrich and Emu.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Innisfail, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS RP
Copyright: © hadriel torres