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Thornicroft's Giraffe

By vickyf
Some giraffes taken during our trip to Zambia last month. These are 'Thornicroft's Giraffe, which are a sub-species only found in Zambia. They have dark body patches, lighter neck patches than the 'normal' giraffe and their markings don't extend beyond the knees, leaving the lower leg almost white. Beautiful, kind animals and very photogenic.

Tags: Wildlife Animals Africa Giraffe Safari Zambia Wildlife and nature Thornicrofts giraffe

Voters: RonnieAG, Silverzone, DeSilver and 19 more

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Oct 2012 10:12AM
You definitely need portrait format with those long necksWinkWink.
What a marvellous experience being there to see these elegant creatures in their natural habitat yet manage to get close enough (even if at 400mm.) to capture such images.
V 1 clicks all the boxes for me, Vicky.

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 10:26AM
A wonderful image Vicky, lucky you going on such a fab trip... One can only dream!
kazza12 5 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 12:58PM
great sets of two beautiful animals. lovely
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 1:14PM
Vicky this is so wonderful
has to have my award
MandyG 6 2 England
5 Oct 2012 1:22PM
Where did you stay? I honeymooned there 9 years ago but sadly with a rubbish camera and a rubbisher Wink computer which died and lost all my images. Enough of me though, this is a beautiful shot, hence the vote.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
5 Oct 2012 4:44PM
I nearly missed the birds on the neck! Lovely composition, Vicky, the bending neck puts the heads on a good diagonal.

Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 6:39PM
2 Fantastic shots Vicky.
Hazelmouse 11 376 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:04PM
I bet you were in South Luangwa. Lovely photos of this species - I particulalry like the second one.
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
7 Oct 2012 11:19AM
Two great giraffe images, Vicky.


JohnoP 12 2
11 Oct 2012 6:02PM
Such and endearing image Vicky! John

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