THE EVENING POST – CURIOUS

I met this Giraffe bull on the the road on my way home. Uncharacteristically he did not step out of the way but rather decided to come closer to have a look at my plush animal collection on my dashboard 😊

Have a good week!

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THE EVENING POST – SILHOUETTES

I love to take pictures of Giraffes at sunset 😊 Due to their heights it is not too difficult to get a good silhouette shots even if it is not always possible to leave the vehicle and lay on the ground to get the best angle.

Enjoy your evening!

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THE EVENING POST – CHEWING BONES

In the winter month Giraffes often chew bones to augment the calcium and phosphorus levels in their bodies. This evening I took this short video of a chewing male Giraffe being irritated by an Oxpecker looking for Ticks on the Giraffe’s neck.

Have a good night 💤

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THE EVENING POST – WORLD GIRAFFE DAY 2020

Nowadays there are days for all kinds of occasions. Well, today is World Giraffe Day and I thought I share some of my Giraffe pictures with you.

Happy long neck day!

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THE EVENING POST – LOOKING FAR

I really like this picture of a Giraffe looking into the distance as the sun set.

Enjoy your evening!

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THE MORNING POST – JUST A MINUTE

This is an add-on to yesterday evening’s post. As the ladies were chewing bones and showing affection to one another the boys did what boys do: They fought!

These two young bulls were engaged in a long sparring session. I watched them for about 15 minutes and they were not finished when I left. This little video is only a minute so you can get an impression what Giraffe fighting looks like.

In a serious fight between two large adult males the blows to the neck, throat and head can be so severe that one opponent dies of his wounds. These gentle giants are not always gentle!

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THE EVENING POST – A VERY LARGE JOURNEY

The collective noun for Giraffes is a journey. And today I counted 27 of these tall creatures all over Thanda Safari’s savanna. This was one of the largest journeys of Giraffes I have ever seen.

The picture shows two females. The left one is chewing on a bone to provide extra calcium and phosphate for its metabolism and the one on the right is showing her some affection.

Have a good evening 😊

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THE EVENING POST – JUST ALONG THE ROAD!

After a very pleasant afternoon game drive I was on the way home as the sun was about to set. On the road, which leads to the Thanda Safari Lodge, this beautiful scene presented itself: Perfectly lit Giraffes in front of the Lebombo Mountains!

Enjoy your evening.

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