Photo of the Day 29 January 2008

Ostrich Farm, Utah, 1999
Photograph by Len Jenshel
A flock of ostriches greets a photographer at a farm near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. Ostriches have been raised as livestock in the United States for over a century, particularly in the West, where the climate mimics that of their native African savanna. But these quirky birds require some special accommodations, like extra-tall fences—they can leap more than six feet (two meters) in the air.