Saturday, 23 October 2010

Reticulated Giraffe


A subspecies native to Somalia, but also widely found in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia.
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya
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Check the Camera-Critters meme #133

13 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

Nice photo. Giraffes are great :)

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

wonderful animal!! great capture! best regards

chubskulit said...

Great shot!
Hungry Birds

Stickup Artist said...

I think giraffes the most lovely and graceful of creatures. This one seems to know you are there admiring. And what a beautiful landscape!

Kay L. Davies said...

Absolutely fabulous. Africa has the most wonderful animals, but the giraffe is one of my favorites. I'd love to see at least part of Africa some day.

Kay, Alberta, Canada

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It amazes me how the different spieces of giraffe are very similar, yet the markings or colour are slightly different. Diane

Jacob said...

Very nice! I've only seen giraffes in zoos, and wouldn't a reticulated one from an unarticulated mother goose. This one is quite beautiful!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

This is one pretty photos. great shot

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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

These are so diferent to our Jose but quite spectacular with their distinct pattern. If I remember correctly, they also have four horns instead of two?

Joan Elizabeth said...

Didn't know there was more than one type of giraffe.

JM said...

@Joan: I honestly don't know... I'll try to find out.

@Joan Elizabeth: There are 9 subspecies.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

If you can enlarge your picture enough you should be able to see it Jose. One set is smaller and in front of the other.

Francisca said...

I can feel the heat, looking at that dry bush. Giraffes are so elegant... it's lovely to see them move.