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Masai Giraffe

August 21, 2012

Early morning – in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

We met one of the most distinctive animals in Africa.

The Masai Giraffe.

Its height can reach more than 6 m….

To pump blood up to these heights do it a gigantic heart weighing up to 12 kg.

A beautiful sight in the morning light.

Pleas click photos for best view.

Later that day we met a young giraffe with one of the parents …

This giraffe had found an even smaller friend 😉

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  1. August 22, 2012 12:44 am

    Wonderful shots Truels. What an adventure you had ! I love the photo of the baby giraffe.

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    • August 22, 2012 6:55 pm

      Thanks for your comments, Sybil, and yes: It was a fantastic safari!

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  2. August 22, 2012 11:18 am

    Thanks for the back-story of the heart. Love theses pics… they have a great understanding of the wildlife and environment.

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    • August 22, 2012 6:58 pm

      I will say, that the understanding and protection of wildlife in Tanzania has improved a lot. Thanks in part to tourism and all the revenue it gives the country.

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  3. August 22, 2012 3:01 pm

    They are such elegant creatures, the way they walk across the savannah… so graceful…

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    • August 22, 2012 10:38 pm

      Graceful is the right word for these animals – and the way they move across the great African landscape…

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  4. August 22, 2012 3:03 pm

    I love giraffes. For their size, they are such graceful and poised creatures. I could watch them all day long.

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    • August 22, 2012 10:39 pm

      I’ll go and watch them with you – again!

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      • August 23, 2012 11:53 am

        Tag mig med 🙂
        Det må have været en fantastisk tur. Jeg misunder dig ikke det fjerneste. Især ikke rejsetiden.

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        • August 24, 2012 10:05 pm

          Ha, jeg hygger mig nu fint med at rejse (bl.a. ved at se på skyformationer!, eller læse).
          Hvor skal vi tage hen?!!!

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  5. August 23, 2012 7:33 am

    Litt symbiose er bra 🙂
    Likte godt de fargetonene du hadde!

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    • August 24, 2012 10:02 pm

      Ja, de tre første fotos er meget forskellige i farvetoner, første er taget tidligt om morgenen før solen står op, næste er belyst af morgensolens varme stråler, og tredje er dagslys i overskyet vejr.

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  6. August 23, 2012 10:37 am

    I’m still learning from you, but I’m improving myself. I absolutely love reading everything that is posted on your website.Keep the aarticles coming. I liked it!

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  7. August 24, 2012 2:38 pm

    Hi iiiiiiiiiii :)))))))) I’m here after many times ! hooray !!!
    Surprise , beautiful surprise with your Africa shots . Great . Great .
    The one with the bird on the neck is my favorite . It’s very unique . I love it so much .

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    • August 24, 2012 10:00 pm

      Hi my dear friend – so nice to “see” you again! Yes, sometimes the details are more interesting than a “normal” view.. I hope I will be able to surprise you again with some more African shots (I have more than 2000 🙂 )….

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  8. August 25, 2012 6:31 am

    Herlige bilder av disse Masaisjiraffene! Og Serengeti er helt klart et utmerket sted å besøke når en er i Tanzania eller Kenya!

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    • August 25, 2012 10:04 pm

      Det var en stor oplevelse! Noget helt andet end at se disse dyr i zoo!

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  9. August 25, 2012 6:56 pm

    Beautiful images of the wonderful Seregenti. Happy African memories too. Thanks for sharing your journey with us, Truels.

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    • August 25, 2012 10:03 pm

      Thanks for your comments – and for your inspiration about “End of the earth”!

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  10. August 26, 2012 5:54 am

    The elegant giraffe gliding through the long grass = the perfect photo opportunity. I really love the 2nd shot with the giraffe walking towards the boabab??? tree, an iconic picture of africa. And the baby too cute for words. We had a close encounter with a mum and baby at Makuti Lodge in Etosha and it was amazing.

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    • August 26, 2012 6:04 pm

      The second photo – the giraffe is walking towards an acacia tree. You might know, that I love trees, and I will make posts about both African acaia’s and baobab trees later…. 🙂

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  11. August 27, 2012 5:33 am

    Terrific photos. The third from the top is so great that I could put it inside frames and hang on the wall.

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    • August 27, 2012 11:46 am

      I am glad you like my giraffe photos. Have a nice week, Matti 🙂

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