Silhouette

This morning on my way to work 😊 A long neck is excellent for silhouette pictures!

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THE DAILY POST – RUN

What an incredible site it is when a Giraffe is running full speed.

Have a good evening!

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THE DAILY POST – PERFECT LIGHT

The sun only came through for a few minutes on this overcast and rainy day but the lighting was perfect for this Giraffe image.

Have a good day!

PS: Yesterday’s bird was a Wahlberg’s Eagle 🦅

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THE DAILY POST – LONG NECKS TOO SHORT

Giraffe necks are quite long and they use them efficiently for their own grooming. But looking at the overall animals their necks are too short!

Why? Because adult Giraffe have to spread their front legs apart in a very awkward and vulnerable posture to be able to drink. I have not seen any other mammal that has to do these sort of acrobatics to get a drink.

Conclusion: Their necks are too short or their legs are too long 😊

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THE MORNING POST – COLORS AND CONTRAST

I took this interesting picture this morning. A combination of textures and colors.

A Weeping Boerbean Tree, a Giraffe and a Vervet Monkey 😊

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THE EVENING POST

I like this sitting Giraffe shot 😊 A depth of field lesson!

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THE EVENING POST – SYNCHRONIZED STARING

These two Giraffe bulls did what Giraffes do best: Staring for a long time at something in the distance. Often they focus on predators or – in this case – on other male Giraffes. This behavior is very useful for guides and trackers as following their stare often leads straight to interesting sightings.

Have a good evening 😊

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