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Observed from above

By sherlob    
One of my favourite memories of my brief overnight safari last year in South Africa was coming out of my tent to find a young giraffe standing just around the back of the tent. This chap isn't the same giraffe - rather if I remember correctly I think this was the alpha male of the herd. As young males grow the alpha forces them away from the herd to protect his harem - the young giraffe behind my tent was one such male. A second enduring memory was when I witnessed another young male spotting his mother for the first time in months and his sprinting to her side in order to meet her. I might post the sequence of images that captured this in the next couple of days...

Tags: Giraffe Tall South africa Safari Profile Western cape Game reserve Wildlife and nature Mature Inverdoorn

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starckimages 3 10 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2019 9:04AM
I'm going to stick my neck out and vote for this picture!
6 Feb 2019 5:45PM
A wonderful image Adam. The clarity and sharpness are first class. Great narrative too, I look forward to seeing the promised sequence. Pam
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 69 Norway
6 Feb 2019 7:00PM
Why so sad? Or wistful, perhaps.

sherlob Plus
14 3.2k 129 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2019 8:02PM
I'm not sure what a happy giraffe looks like Malc?

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