Two of a kind. by caradione

One of my images taken for my latest series up close and personal

Oh i just love giraffe bottoms and here i was lucky enough to capture two of them…
I find giraffes one of the stranger animals of the animal kingdom but also one of the most beautiful to watch… so very calm and peaceful.
The giraffe lives in the African savannah. The open woodlands and grasslands of East Africa, particularly in Uganda, Sudan and Kenya, are home to the Rothschild Giraffe. There are nine subspecies of giraffe, and all have a characteristic walk, moving the legs on the same side of the body simultaneously. The subspecies are distinguished from each other by their coat patterns and geographical locations.

Giraffes are nearly 2 metres in height when born and males can reach a height of more than 5 metres when fully grown. Excellent eyesight and a good sense of hearing are features of all giraffe subspecies. An animal can see a human that is standing 2km away. When it is alarmed it may snort or grunt and it can run at a speed of 60km/h if it is being pursued. In order to defend itself, the giraffe will kick vigorously with its front legs.

Acacia leaves form the bulk of the giraffe’s diet, but other trees are also browsed. A male, or bull, can eat up to 80kg of leaves each day, along with bark and fruit.

Canon 5d mark II
70-200mm L


  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 2 years ago

    Very clever, I like this :o)x

  • So pleased you do.
    thank you Josie

    – caradione

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    How lucky to capture them both! Gotta love those patterns!

  • Thanks Mel,
    so true, i just love the giraffes markings.

    – caradione

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverover 2 years ago

    beautiful and sensitive photography

  • Always your thought’s are appreciated Loui
    thank you

    – caradione

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 2 years ago

    They’re so pretty! What a nice shot!

  • Many thanks to you Marriet!

    – caradione

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Very cool; an unusual point of view but you have come to shoe they really have something worth looking at. It lets us notice more details like the bushy tail and I can see slenderness of the legs as the marks get smaller and lighter toward the feet.

  • I truly appreciate your lovely comment Mui-Ling
    Thank you xo

    – caradione

  • BonnieWoodson
    BonnieWoodsonover 2 years ago

    I just adore giraffes. I love this unique composition and the b/w is really a nice touch. Lovely work!

  • electriclstorm
    electriclstormover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been featured in Achromatic Nature

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