The Masai Giraffe, also known as Kilimanjaro Giraffe, is the world's tallest animal, with long legs and a long and powerful neck. Males may attain a height of about 17 feet and females may attain a height of about 14 feet. They inhabit lightly wooded areas and bush in both Tanzania and Kenya. They are typically found in herds of 6-12 animals. Their speed may reach 60 km per hour, and is their main defense against predators. They may protect their young against predators such as lions and hyaenas with powerful kicks using their sharp hooves. However, in spite of their efforts to protect their offspring, about 50-75% of their young offspring are killed by predators.
This Masai Giraffe standing in the rain was photographed as a portrait, close up, in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania, on 1-11-2016. I used a Nikon D810 camera body and a Nikon 500mm f/4 vr2 lens to capture this image.
I am honored that my photograph was featured in Fine Art America groups:
African Theme Artwork, 6-9-2016
Nikon Full Frame Cameras, 7-5-2016
Animals Photos Only, 10-13-2016
Our 4-Legged Friends, 10-19-2016
Animals And Birds In The Wild, 10-20-2016
Sold On FAA, 1-20-2017
Art District, 4-17-2017
Animal Photographs, 4-23-2017
Wildlife One-A-Day, 4-23-2017
All About Nature And The Animals, 4-29-2017
Third Place Finish (tied) in FAA Contest
"Giraffes Congratulations April"
4-21-2017; Admin. Pamela Williams
February 1st, 2016
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