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Lord of the Steppe. The great bustard (Otis tarda) is the largest species of flying bird in Europe. Very popular in Spain among bird lovers, where it is mainly resident, it breeds in southern and central Europe and across temperate Asia. Its habitat is open grassland and undisturbed cultivation, where it feels safe. Great bustards are very shy of humans, have a very acute hearing and are very quiet, which makes observing them closely a difficult task. I managed to make this photograph with the invaluable help of my good friend José David Gomez Díaz. It was in the vicinity of the village Calera y Chozas, in Toledo (Spain).

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