Canon 60D, 100-400L, 360mm, 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 400
While a giraffe’s (Giraffa camelopardalis) height gives them a marked advantage in spotting predators and reaching favoured vegetation, it certainly doesn’t translate into a bonus when it comes to drinking! Their vulnerablility is greatly heightened when they have to drop down in stages to reach the waters edge. This does translate into a photographers delight however as they come down to our level and nervously sip, bounding into the upright at the least whiff of danger. As always, the redbilled oxpeckers are there
in attendance taking full advantage of the ever present smorgesboard of parasites and ticks.
Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe