Giant Haast’s eagle attacking New Zealand moa. Giant eagle is right! Holy cow!
This is the famous ‘classic shot’… I have seen this countless times since I was a kid.
That guy is praying that nothing comes out that end!
God what a magnificent animal.
For all intents and purposes… this is a dinosaur. And that, folks, is a precious thing.
What is not fabulous is that they are gone and neither you nor I will ever see one.
I was eye to eye with an emu once, courtesy of my dad and that was pretty damn fab for sure. They are kin to our moa buds so it counts and it was extra cool as it was an emu and not your everyday ostrich. Not that ostriches run around much in Connecticut, but you know what I’m talkin’ about.
It wasn’t 12 feet tall, though!
Maybe there is a hidden valley somewhere with a few moa families still around. Unlikely, but hey, you never know.