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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, 1/500 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 100
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011 Competition
Category: Animals in their Environment
Stage reached: Semi-Final

Featured in 20 groups:
“World Wildlife Photography”
“Giraffes – the long and tall of it!”
“Colour and light”
“Antlers, Racks, and Other Horned Animals”
“All That is Nature”
“Wild Africa”
“You Big Softy”
“High Quality Images”
“Absolute Clarity”
“One, two, three…”
“Even-toed Ungulates” x2
“The Great Outdoors”
“Welcome To The Jungle”
“Love These Creatures”
“Amazing Wildlife”
“Photography Challenge Group”
“Serenity”
“ShuTTerBugS”
“Mother Nature’s Finest!”
“Bubbling Artists”

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- Winner of the “Vacation Destination: Safari in Africa” challenge of the group “PostCard Style”

“Out there! Photography” – Nature and travelling images from around the world
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We live in a wonderfully diverse world made up of many cultures, landscapes and life forms. The main purpose of my photography is to showcase how much interesting and magnificent our planet is.

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Comments

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 5 years ago

    Very nice capture. Well done my friend…Tom

  • Thanks a lot Tom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Dennis Stewart
    Dennis Stewartalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations..your work has been featured in the World Wildlife Photography Group

  • Many thanks Dennis, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • HPJapan
    HPJapanalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful, colourful, eyecatching and uplifting image. I love it!

  • Thank you very much Helen!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • leealanjudy
    leealanjudyalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing! So beautiful!

  • Thanks a lot Lee!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Martin Smart
    Martin Smartalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent work Konstantinos, congratulations on the feature

  • Many thanks Martin, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning scenery…… beautifully captured Konstantinos….

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic, I was there in August, what an Amazing place.

  • Thanks a lot Steve, yes magnificent place indeed!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • a~m .
    a~m .over 4 years ago

    Well Done Kon!

  • Many thanks for the feature and the people who vote!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    ONE WORD- STUNNING!

  • Thank you very much Magaret, I am glad you like it!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 4 years ago

    Many thanks “Colour and light” group for the feature, much appreciated!

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