There were a lot of giraffes in
Kruger on this visit. One afternoon we counted 34 different ones that we
saw. (More on them in another letter) They are really, really
tall. A zebra could walk under a giraffe. Here are a half dozen
giraffe head shots. You can tell that we definitely had to look up to see
them. Taller than the trees..............
Giraffes have great eyelashes too.
And from a different angle............
His tongue is just starting out to
wrap around a branch and get some leaves. You can tell this is a male
because the horns are thicker and the hair is worn off the ends from
A lot of them look as though they have a
'chaw of tobacky' in their cheek.
These last three were originally against a plain light gray
sky which I found boring, so I jazzed them up a little and also put little fake
vultures in the sky so you would know it wasn't real.
There's that tobacco again.
She looks down at us with what looks like
pity for us little beings.
This one's got a big cud in there. I
hope you get the feeling of how high in the air their heads are--six meters or
close to nineteen feet--basketball hoops are ten. Giraffes could look in
second story windows. Whole giraffes later!