Giraffe Kiss

Reticulated Giraffes, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, KenyaAbout five years ago, I posted a closer crop of this mother reticulated giraffe and her baby. Here’s a wider view which I think I now like better. I was in Kenya in November, the time of the short rains, which meant plenty of great clouds and lush green rolling hills — the perfect backdrop for all the great wildlife.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor 70-200mm lens (at 150mm) ISO 400, f/4.5 at 1/1600th of a second

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  1. Sue August 30, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    Oh, so nice!

  2. Peter Butterfield August 31, 2017 at 6:12 am #

    —– No static tableau
    —– Enrich this verdant garden
    —– Rain and sun to cue .

  3. mom August 31, 2017 at 6:42 am #

    Love to see those shots of the babies!

  4. Rachel Bellenoit August 31, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    I’m sure the closer crop was wonderful but I just love it when you incorporate more of the natural landscape! Great!

  5. Marcia Zanko August 31, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    My favorite animal!!! Just love their grace, especially for their size!

    • Sean Crane September 1, 2017 at 8:51 am #

      No doubt, Marcia. Especially seeing them running in the wild. They’re both awkward and graceful at the same time.

  6. Tamar August 31, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

    amazing on so many levels – the colors are stunning!

    • Sean Crane September 1, 2017 at 8:51 am #

      Thanks Tamar.