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africapurohit

Here are photos of two giraffes that caught my eye when in Selous. The first one had striking dark markings which made me zoom in for a closer look and the second looked as though it had just come back from the hairdressers :)

 

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twaffle

Interesting animals. I've never seen such a long and luxurious mane.

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Game Warden

It's a giraffe syrup :)

 

Here's a shot I took in KPN which helped Clay Wilson out - a giraffe with Papilloma Virus.

 

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To see Clay's full topic on Papilloma Virus click here.

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ZaminOz

Here are photos of two giraffes that caught my eye when in Selous. The first one had striking dark markings which made me zoom in for a closer look

The brown patches on males get darker as they get older.

If I remember, I will post a couple of pics from South Luangwa showing the same when I get home.

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madaboutcheetah

Interesting animals. I've never seen such a long and luxurious mane.

 

 

I thought the same!

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ZaminOz

Interesting animals. I've never seen such a long and luxurious mane.

 

 

I thought the same!

I guess you get hippies everywhere...

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pault

Old one, no?

 

The "long" mane, looks more like a Bobby Charlton/Donald Trump style combover rather than hippy style, ZaminOz - but isn't it a girl anyway?

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AxsMan

Not sure if this is 'unusual' or not, I haven't photographed many Giraffe! :)

 

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twaffle

The only unusual aspect of this photo is that the tongue isn't right up the nostril! :P

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Game Warden

Let's see some more giraffes...

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divewop

Here's a pair of Reticulated giraffes

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johnkok

Goofy

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Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)

-24.51233,31.04369 (24°30'44.4"S 031°02'37.3"E)

July 2011 10:33am

D300S + Nikkor 80-400 VR 1/1600s f5.6 ISO 400 EV0 400mm (=600mm)

Kapama Private Game Reserve (Limpopo)

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Treepol

Fantastic giraffe photos.

 

Divewop reticulated giraffe are a particular favourite of mine and these 2 look like freshly scrubbed crazy paving stones - beautiful picture, thanks for sharing.

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johnkok

Just give me the short version

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July 2011 3:30pm

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Nikon D3S+Nikkor 80-400 VR

1/1600sec f8.0 400mm ISO 1000 EV0

This has not been Photoshopped/post-processed :-)

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AKR1

Ol Chorro conservancy, Masai Mara, 2010

 

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twaffle

How wonderful, especially that wide view with the large herd and big sky. Brilliant.

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marg

Selinda 2010...the sounds of the hits were amazing

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savoche

Selinda 2010...the sounds of the hits were amazing

 

Ouch!

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marg

Tena Tena 2007....more males. Our guide told us that a leg could have been broken.

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Sharifa

These giraffe photos were taken in Kruger.

 

These males were testing their strength and it seemed to take place in slow motion

 

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Sharifa

We witnessed this strange behaviour by giraffes in KTP. They chew on bones to get calcuim and phosphorus. It is called osteophagia due to defficiency in phosphorus

 

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View My Video

 

 

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Game Warden

More giraffe pics please :)

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Kitsafari

Tarangire June 2013

 

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Lake Manyara June 2013

 

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Tracks Berg Travel

Rothschild giraffes having a rest at the Aberdare National park ... :)

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