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Giraffe is the tallest animal in the world, reaching up to 5.5 m. height and the biggest ruminant (up to 1,900 kg weight). Each animal has a unique patch pattern on its body.
Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis), Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm, 1/350 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 Competition
Category: Animal Behaviour / Mammals
Stage reached: Semi-Final

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Comments

  • Euphemia
    Euphemiaabout 5 years ago

    …καλό!

  • Thanks Euphemia!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 5 years ago

    Thank you very much “Nikon DSLR Users Group” for the feature, much appreciated!

  • swaby
    swabyabout 5 years ago

    Wow! Fantastic!

  • Thanks a lot Swaby!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rudywalsh
    Rudywalshabout 5 years ago

    Amazing shot.

  • Thanks a lot Rudy! Cheers

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic photography Konstantinos!! :))

  • Thanks a lot Vicki!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Kasia Nowak
    Kasia Nowakabout 5 years ago

    Wow! Great timing indeed!

  • Thanks a lot Kasia! Cheers

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Paulo van Breugel
    Paulo van Breugelabout 5 years ago

    This is so cool.. great capture

  • Thanks a lot Paulo!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • bkphoto
    bkphotoabout 5 years ago

    Wow Wonderful Timing

  • Thanks a lot bk!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreabout 5 years ago

    So cool !!! and great title !! Love it !

  • Thank you very much Karen!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • toriyule
    toriyuleabout 5 years ago

    perfect capture, I love giraffes! Have lucky to see them in their natural environment and to get such a fantastic shot!!

  • Thanks a lot Tori!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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