2018-07-23: Monochrome Monday

A giraffe reaching for a choice morsel, high up in an acacia tree.

Because of an abundant wet season, there was a lot of food (and relatively speaking) a lot of water on offer in the desert while I was there last April.


2018-05-14: Monochrome Monday

Just a giraffe popping in to wish you an excellent week ahead.


We were parked at the top of a hill for coffee when a giraffe suddenly popped into view, walking up one of the slopes.  Phinda Game Reserve, May 2017.

2017-11-07: WPC Peek

The photo challenge topic of the week is peek; showing just a glimpse of your subject.  It’s a great topic to have while going through safari photos, as sometimes, the best you get on a sighting is a brief glimpse of the animal that you have been tracking.

On this morning, we followed the meandering tracks of a lioness until we came across a very agitated female giraffe.  It didn’t take long to find the drag marks into the bushes, and then find the lion with her tiny calf.

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A desert-adapted lioness with a giraffe calf, seen near the Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia. April, 2017.


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WPC: Peek