That wildlife photograph shows a beautiful archway two giraffes create for a zebra foal. Both towers of giraffes nearly touch each other’s heads while the young zebra stands peacefully a little further in the middle of the archway. The vibrant pinkish colors of the African sunset reflect on the wild animals, as well as in the storm clouds in the sky.
How did this wildlife photograph come together? To the left-hand side, not in this photo, are about eight giraffes drinking at a waterhole. At the same time, a zebra herd comes out of the bush on the right-hand side. The two animal species crossed each other. While the young zebra foal was waiting for its mother to catch up, the right giraffe turned around, waiting for its mate. From the left comes the adult giraffe walking into the picture. That giraffe walks towards the other giraffe. Both animals are creating an archway. That scenario that two giraffes create an archway for the zebra foal happened twice. After a little while, the tower of giraffes went into the bush to feed, while the zebra herd went on to the waterhole to drink.
The giraffe, Camelopardalis, is in category vulnerable in the IUCN red list. The Burchell zebra’s Latin name is Equus quagga burchellii.
Clients have asked me to process this photograph in black and white and sepia color. Here is the result of the baby Zebra between the tall towers.