STAY-AT-HOME EMOJI SATURDAY

❤️ 🇿🇦 🦒 🦒 👀 😆

… or for the emoji illiterate like me: I love South African Giraffes, they look so funny 😊😷

Stay Safe!

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI 52

At this evening game drive I focused mainly on Giraffes.

I really enjoy these awkwardly designed but rather slow thinking creatures with their huge eyes.

Have a good evening – Stay safe!

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI XXXXIX

We had a short and very quiet drive this afternoon. The evening sky after the sun had set was most beautiful and on my way home I passed Giraffes posing in front of the darkening sky.

When the evenings get chilly and the skies turn such deep orange then it is clear that winter is coming!

Have a good night and stay safe!

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LOCK DOWN PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI XXVII

I live in a magical place. These are four images I took today today:

5:48 (am) at Thanda House just before I left in the morning

6:22 (am) in the western part of the reserve as the sun started burning away the morning mist

17:09 (5:09pm) am Elephant walking west just as the sun was setting

17:57 (5:57pm) after the sun had set three Giraffe bulls were fighting on the savanna as I was on my way home

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STAY-AT-HOME MAMMAL FRIDAY

As I looked down the road ahead during yesterday’s game drive I got this interesting shot of a large male Giraffe.

Have a good weekend, stay home and stay safe!

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MAMMAL FRIDAY – SOUTH AFRICAN GIRAFFE

A newborn South African Giraffe is ~1.8m (~6ft) tall. After a few hours of birth, the calf can run and is almost indistinguishable from a one-week-old.

Mothers with calves will often gather in nursery herds. In such a groups they may sometimes leave their calves with one female while they forage and drink elsewhere. This is known as a “calving pool”.

Have a pleasant weekend!

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GIRAFFE WEEK

I have started featuring a species per week on my social media channels. Here is a summary of the last week’s posts (and some blog bonus images). I hope you enjoy some of my favorite Giraffe pictures :-).

Drinking …

Water …

Road block …

Boys …

Tongue …

Tall …

Sunrise …

Fight …

Boerbean …

Journey …

Sunset …

The pictures were taken at various locations in South Africa.

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