Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa

This wildlife photograph shows two Giraffes creating an arch for a baby Zebra in the African Savannah. Dramatic storm clouds form above the desert landscape.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 15 December, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a X-H1 and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Exposure time: 1/90s
  • ISO: 1250
  • Focal Length: 560mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 5321 by 3547 pixels (WxH).

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These two Giraffes are creating an arch for a baby Zebra in the African Savannah photograph. The right Giraffe waits patiently for its mate to catch up from the left. At the same time, the Zebra foal waits for its mom to catch up from the right. The mother, not in this photograph, is grazing peacefully further away. In the distance, dramatic storm clouds are forming above the desert landscape.

How did I capture this wildlife photograph? Actually, I was taking Giraffe photographs of a herd drinking at the nearby watering hole. While photographing, I heard Zebras coming from the right-hand side. So, automatically I was scanning the area, observing the zebra herd passing the Giraffes. Well, I imagined that would be a beautiful Giraffes arch photo. A Zebra between the legs of the tall towers in the distance. Then I spotted the baby Zebra waiting for its mom just a bit further back from the right Giraffe. Also, the left Giraffe walking right into the scene. This scenario happened twice with different giraffes. If anyone wonders, the Zebra foal went with mom and the herd to the waterhole to drink. The herd of Giraffes went back into the bush to feed.

The Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, is in the category vulnerable in the IUCN red list.

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2 comments for Giraffes Arch For A Baby Zebra

  1. Karen

    I am so glad you offer another version of this giraffe print. Thanks so much

    • Anette Mossbacher

      You are very welcome 😀

  2. Ruth Koprek

    Absolutely magnificent.

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Thank you very much, Ruth. 😀
      Ciao Anette

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