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Copyright: Sochirca Dan (deud) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-23
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ, 38-380mm built-in
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-27 7:33
Viewed: 4826
Points: 10
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Giraffa camelopardalis
Giraffe / Giraf

Height: 4.5 – 5.8 metres
Weight : 800 – 1,900 kg
Habitat: Primarily wooded savannah or scrubland plains.
Sexual maturity: 3 years
Gestation period: 14-15Ѕ months
Number of offspring: 1
Food: Giraffes are leaf-eating ruminants. Their primary source of nutrition consists of leaves and buds from a wide variety of locust trees.
Life expectancy: 20-30 years

The giraffe is the tallest land animal in the world. This enables it to look for food high in the crowns of trees. They eat locust leaves which they strip off with their tongue and lips. The giraffe’s thick skin and hairy muzzle provide protection against the piercing thorns.

Giraffes live in loosely structured herds with no lasting bonds, and animals come and go constantly. The advantage of being in a herd is that many animals are keeping a watchful eye out for enemies, such as lions.

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Hi Sochirca,
Eye is a dark due to underexposure...probably fixing possibilities in post-processing options?

tres beau portrait,la mise au point est idealement située,la lumiere est assez bonne bien que le fond soit un peu OE.
bon week end

Very nice portrait of the giraffe...
Only the reflection in the eye is a bit disturbing...
Thanks, Enrico.

Nice profile with good detail.


I like the sunlight on the ear..

Giraffa camelopardalis ;-)
Asta la fel e buna..


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