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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Giraffes at Kruger National Park


A most unusual animal, so tall and lanky, in fact the tallest mammal on earth plus one of the strongest and most peaceful. Read more about giraffes here.



19 comments:

Jazz said...

They are incredibly beautiful. And thanks for all that info!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A brilliant post Gaelyn and the pictures are stunning. They are the most incredible animals and fascinating to watch.

Firefly said...

Jip, giraffe truly are magnificent animals. So magnificent that they invented bungi jumping (seeing that the baby falls 1,5meters while attached to the ambilical cord.
Something else is that a group of giraffe is called a journey of giraffe.

Diane AZ said...

So fascinating and beautiful! Your pictures are great, I love the one with the giraffe walking down the road.

Jo said...

Excellent photos and post, Gaelyn. I'm beginning to catch up on posts although my new camera is keeping me occupied for hours! (((Hugs))) Jo

T.R. said...

Looking forward to your S.A posts! Have many fond memories of traveling through Mpumalonga.

My antelope skull is actually a plastic facsimile from the Sears & Roebuck catalog circa 1988 when I was in an Out of Africa phase. No animals were harmed in the making of Still Life Photo!

Craver Vii said...

People ride giraffes? I never heard of that before. That sounds dangerous. They're beautiful animals, though.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Not sure why it has taken me so long to get to your blog when I read so much about you in SA Photographs!!! Now I have been here I will be back. Game Ranger was a job I would have loved, I did spend 5 years though, working with the wild life research officer, in what is now Harare Zimbabwe. It was the best 5 years of my life. Diane

Abraham Lincoln said...

I admire these animals so much and all the animals there that are still making ends meet. It is a wonderful thing to see.

My early experiences with the Japanese and Germans centered around the newsreels we sometimes saw at the movies. Most were about the war. It is hard to imagine that most had no telephone, no radio and no television. So news was gossip at the post office where we all went twice a day to get our mail. That and news in letters from overseas. And, the news reels and Hollywood put out a lot of war movies with the same Japanese looking actors playing the mean parts.

I have to ask sometimes what the world would be like in 2010 if either the Japanese had won the war or the Germans?

Barb said...

Gaelyn, This is a great post about giraffes with lots to learn, plus fabulous photos. My friend, Mary, collects everything giraffe! BTW, her next jaunt is Mexico via Baja CA on a motorcycle, then Kuala Lumpur, Vietnam, and Thailand in July. (Hopefully, not on a motorcycle!)

Rambling Woods said...

I enjoyed learning more about them as I have only seen them in zoos... Michelle

blog with no name said...

Given the chance I bet you would ride one!

Elaine said...

It must have been awesome to see these giraffes in the wild. They are such a beautiful animal, and your photos of them are terrific. Excellent post and very informative.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Giraffe's are my favorite critters. We had one die recently in the Tulsa Zoo and it made everybody very sad.

Ruth said...

That first picture is beautiful! Interesting post.

Small City Scenes said...

Totally beautiful!!!! Great info and excellent pictures. MB

dAwN said...

How incredibly lucky you were to see all this...gorgeous ..what an animail!

Karen said...

Great photos! Looks like you got to observe them or quite some time. What a wonderful day for you.

Lisa Wilson said...

Amazing! Now that's something we don't see in our National Parks! Could you imagine giraffes running around at the Grand Canyon? :)

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