July 13, 2013

Giraffe, Tanzania

Photograph by Peter Stanley, National Geographic Your Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

I was sitting on the grass photographing a powerful sunset when I looked back to see this curious giraffe slowly approaching. The distant storm was glowing with the last light of the day, and as I lifted my camera, the giraffe froze for one photo before turning toward the hills of Mikumi, Tanzania.

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43 comments
helen rodriguez
helen rodriguez

Beautiful photo. Just another wonderful animal created by God. Striking a pose to remind the world.Thanks for sharing your awesome experience.

Peter Stanley
Peter Stanley

This was truly a special moment and its very humbling to be on the same page as Sergey Gorshkov and Paul Nicklen.

Shannon T
Shannon T

So glad you turned when you did so we could enjoy this amazing photo. Thank you.

Francisca Vergara
Francisca Vergara

Amazing picture and great shot, yu really captured the moment

Mary H.
Mary H.

  1. Wow what a great photo,The background of the pink clouds is what makes the picture. 

C. Hamada
C. Hamada

The combination of the giant giraffe and the clouds leads us to deram-like spectacular African safari world...

E. Schneider
E. Schneider

Nice, but would look better if it were cropped so that you only see the clouds and the head of the giraffe.

Donald Krantz
Donald Krantz

You are about to loose a fan. Stop making it so darn hard to view the photo of the day.

Irfan D.
Irfan D.

the clouds and the tone make it a dramatic/cinematic image !

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

In the navy they would have said the giraffe was head on.

Roland Umphrey
Roland Umphrey

Super nice pic! The best & ONLY way an animal should be shot is with a camera!!!!! That's why I always keep my Canon loaded.

Gerry Cunningham
Gerry Cunningham

wow ! such an amazing shot of the gentle giraffe ! posing perfectly for you !

Nick H.
Nick H.

Awesome capture! great juxtaposition

Shannon T
Shannon T

@E. Schneider I disagree. I think the layers of colors make this photo so much more spectacular.

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