Giraffe, Botsuana

NOVEMBER 2011 – A giraffe lurks through the top of a tree at the Northern Tuli Game Reserve in Botswana. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We had booked a guided ‘sun downer’ excursion and were relaxed, sitting on the back of the 4×4. The afternoon sun was still shining, and then we saw this giraffe. Now, giraffes are not that uncommon, especially when you have been to the Kruger National Park. Yet, we liked the fact that we were quite close, and the light was perfect.


Another beautiful shot of a giraffe in its natural environment. And with a lot of copyspace. Very nice.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-NOV-2011, 17:05
CameraCanon EOS-1D Mark III
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3888 x 2592 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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