Giraffe camelopardalis. Seven Giraffe Drinking Simultaneously!
Photo and caption by Robert Hughes
Rarely do you see such a sight, let alone capture it in camera, since giraffe are at their most vulnerable from large predators when drinking. This herd seen here drinking all at once, lined up at the edge of the waterhole, are effectively frozen in time for eternity in this image. My decisive moment in time to make this photograph was the very briefest of moments. I was anticipating the approach of a very special event. There was no more than a single second in duration from the last giraffe going down to drink, before another raised his head to check for predators.
Location: The Hide Waterhole near Masumamalisa Vlei Hwange National Park Zimbabwe SA