The bull-necked giraffe

It’s not really bull-necked, of course: an optical illusion caused by use of a telephoto lens.

However, the natural pattern of the giraffe’s hide is very characteristic.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns In Nature

A long head on a long neck

Cee’s theme for her Black & White Challenge this week is something long.

Well, a giraffe came to mind – such as this one in the Game Reserve on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Something long

The Inquisitive Giraffe

This week, Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge has the subject of ‘Tongues and Tails’. This is something I would definitely think twice about googling while in mixed company.

Anyway….in the game reserve on Sir Bani Yas island in Abu Dhabi it certainly used to be possible to be driven through the giraffe compound and feed the locals through the open window of your SUV, as illustrated here. You can just about see the giraffe’s tongue, which in real life is actually blue.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tongues & Tails

Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

With its half-closed eyes and its nose working overtime, this giraffe in the game rerserve on Sir Baniyas Island in Abu Dhabi appears to be looking forward to its next meal with great anticipation.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

Feeding Time

Never having been one for sharing pictures of my dinner with the world (what exactly is Instagram anyway?), Cee’s chosen subject for this week of ‘Food’ had me stumped initially, notwithstanding that over on my other blog I had recently posted a picture of my take on a deconstructed curry.

But then it occurred to me that it didn’t have to be food for humans, so here’s a close-up of a giraffe grazing on whatever it is that giraffes eat.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Food