Christie's specialist James Hyslop holds a pre-17th century, sub-fossilized Elephant Bird egg in London. The rare egg is expected to sell for $30,000-45,000 when is it auctioned in London on April 24. The extinct Elephant Bird, a native of Madagascar, was a large bird measuring around 11 feet in height. Suzanne Plunkett is a Reuters photographer based in London. You can read more about her incredible career in photography in 9.11.01: The Photographers’ Stories.