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Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi


Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-05 9:21
Viewed: 5058
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Rothschild Giraffe, named after Tring Zoological Museum's founder, Lord Walter Rothschild, also known as the Baringo Giraffe, after the Lake Baringo area of Kenya, or as the Ugandan Giraffe, is the second most endangered giraffe subspecies with only a few hundred members. All of those that are living in the wild are in protected areas in Kenya and Uganda. (Recently it has been proposed that the Rothschild Giraffe is actually a separate species from other giraffes and not a giraffe subspecies.) While giraffes in general are classified as Lower Risk: Conservation Dependent, the Rothschild Giraffe is at particular risk of hybridisation, as the population is so limited in numbers. There are very few locations where the Rothschild Giraffe can be seen in the wild, with notable spots being Lake Nakuru National Park in Kenya and Murchison Falls National Park in Northern Uganda. There are various captive breeding programmes in place - most notably at The Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, and at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, England - which aim to expand the genetic gene-pool in the wild population of the Rothschild Giraffe.

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IUCN Red List

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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.

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Hi Ferran,

This is a very good shot! Good focus and clarity.

Sreya

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-05 11:39]

Hi Ferran,

A wonderful portrait of this fantastic Rothschild Giraffe. I was fortunate to get up close and personal with them when I was in Africa. Beautiful natural colors and excellent details and textures of the face, eye, and neck. I love the vertical composition and the wonderful expression on his face.

Jane

Hi Ferran,
Very good close-up capture of Rothschild Giraffe; good POV and composition , sharp details and natural colours.
TFS
Pekka

Hello Ferran,
Great shot, sharp, claer, crisp image, beautiful colors andnice details.
well done.
Angela

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