30 October 2009

Giraffe, South Luangwa NP, Zambia [2]

Another look at yesterday's giraffe.

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Anne-Marie said...

It's hard not to anthropomorphise [spelling?] such an adorable face. You've captured her personality so well.

I wouldn't have thought a black + white photo of a giraffe would work, but it does. May be because it's not of the entire giraffe?

robin andrea said...

The autonomy and integrity of utter giraffe-ness. Beautiful.

pohanginapete said...

Anne-Marie, she is indeed a she. According to our guide, the "horns" on adult males are smooth and largely hairless at the top, apparently as a result of fighting.

Robin Andrea — "utter giraffe-ness". I like that. Thanks :^)

butuki said...

Developing the photo with a subtle tint of sepia is wonderfully warm. The texture of the hair also gives the image real depth.

I never imagined giraffes to be so muscular and beefy. They always come across as fragile, about to snap.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks for the thoughts on the photo, Miguel. I think most people don't realise just how huge giraffes are. I remember the first time I saw one in a zoo — I was stunned by the sheer size.