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Views: 513 July 1, 2013

Featured in: Indigenous to East and Southern Africa, Mozambique and neighboring countries, Best of Redbubble, Even toed ungulates, Baby animals

A young female giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) leans up against mom in a moment of tender reassurance. Although appearing an ungainly and clumsy mess of legs and neck, they can nevertheless pose a tremendous challenge to predators trying to bring them down. Giraffe have been known to break the back of more than one lion, and with the added incentive of a young one to protect, her hoofs make formidable weapons not to be taken lightly.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at www.explorationsafrica.com

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

    Wonderful behavioural capture Dan, well done!

  • Thanks much Konstantinos! I certainly wasn’t expecting anything to happen, so was thrilled to be able to actually capture the moment.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    awwwww he/she looks such a sweetie… interesting notes (again) about their defensive abilities

  • Yup…it is a little she…and she was cute! Always appreciate your feedback Carol=).

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 4 years ago

    Aww, Dan…….

  • She is something isn’t she =)!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    EXCELLENT DAN!

  • Thanks Magaret!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 4 years ago


    Great shot, Dan!!

  • Thanks David!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 4 years ago


    Congratulations, Dan! Your superb image is has been chosen to be among the current set of 12 featured images in the Indigenous to East & Southern Africa Group by our Current Featured Artist Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Thanks David!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Magaret!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 2 years ago

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much Kay!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago
  • Thank you very much Evita!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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