The Shoebill, found in East Africa from Sudan to Zambia, is an endangered stork-like bird that forages for fish in swamp lands.
The photographer for this first image, Tim Flach, has some other great images of endangered animals you should check out.
Here are a few more images of this bird from others:
As you enjoy this ancient looking true strange bird, think about this: Most species that have ever lived on the earth are entirely unknown to us because the conditions to make a fossil are so rare. What strange creatures walked the land where you are now a few hundred million years ago?