beautiful, my only objection is that so many people put up the generic name and i am always interested it what kind it is. Massai or Rothchilds in this instance.
@scott burnham Good point Scott. I took this picture in Mikumi NP in Tanzania and this is a Massai giraffe which is pretty much dominates Tanzania in terms of species numbers and distribution.
Interesting shot. How often will an animal, especially one that isn't tame, stand square on to you and in perfect symetry? It is perfectly stright and you can't see it's rear legs.
@Dave Davies Cheers Dave. I was sitting in the grass motionless and this giraffe just kept walking slowing towards me. It was very curious and paused long enough for this picture. As soon as the shutter snapped, she turned and moved on. I've had similar experiences with other animals. If you don't chase, follow, pursue, then sometimes animals will get curious and want to explore. A very humble experience.
Beautiful photo. Just another wonderful animal created by God. Striking a pose to remind the world.Thanks for sharing your awesome experience.
This was truly a special moment and its very humbling to be on the same page as Sergey Gorshkov and Paul Nicklen.
@Shannon T exactly;)
The combination of the giant giraffe and the clouds leads us to deram-like spectacular African safari world...
Nice, but would look better if it were cropped so that you only see the clouds and the head of the giraffe.
@E. Schneider I disagree. I think the layers of colors make this photo so much more spectacular.
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