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    A female Masai Giraffe knee-deep in long grass crops small Acacia bushes in the glowing light of dawn.

    This image was taken by the foot of the Oloololo escarpment in the western Masai Mara, Kenya. We left our lodge in the grey-dark before sunrise and hit the savannah just in time for the first rays of the rising sun to pick out this giraffe. The low light of the new dawn sun created warm golden tones and gave this image a strange three-dimensional appearance.

    Framed by a friend.

    anacm.silva, ape maya77, socalgal_64, and 60 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. M. Piñeiro 28 months ago | reply

      "The Wonders of Nature.!"
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    2. soccersc(Jim Allen) 28 months ago | reply

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    3. VictoriaAnn:) 28 months ago | reply

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    4. MKSB-flickr 28 months ago | reply

      "The Wonders of Nature.
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    5. Oldt1mer - Keith 28 months ago | reply

      "The Wonders of Nature.
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    6. Justabird2 (more off then on :) 28 months ago | reply

      Lovely capture of this beautiful long necked giant!! They are so very unique. Picture perfect. angie from FL (Adm) (Note: 1 image a day may be posted)

      "Hi, my name is Angie aka Justabird2, and I am an Administrator of Howard and Caz's Gallery. Only exemplary work on a Platinum Level is invited. Once posted (1 image a day allowed) in the pool it will have it's last viewing by the Senior Art Director. If approved your image will take a permanent seat of honor amongst the finest of Flickr images. That is what makes HCG different and unique to Flickr. I believe, in my opinion, this wonderful image of yours belongs with this high quality Gallery! Please, take a look at Howard and Caz's Gallery and if it is to your liking I would be honored for you to post your marvelous work. Your hard work and effort is appreciated and I look forward to seeing more of your talent. I thank you very much for your time and consideration. Angie, (Adm)"

    7. Dani (Atrus) 28 months ago | reply

      "The wonders of Nature Award!"

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    8. Philip Kuntz 28 months ago | reply

      Love that mane! Great shot!

      Exceptional image that deserves to be seen among the most beautiful images on Flickr. Thank you for making Howard & Caz's Gallery richer with your photo. You have made this Gallery truly special with it's presence…………Phil (A)

    9. Christina Port 28 months ago | reply

      Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making `Howard and Caz`s Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with is presence………Christina (M)

    10. Caz 71♥(On & Off) 28 months ago | reply

      This photo is just wonderful and deserves to be shown here as your skill has shone through in this photo. I would like to thank you for adding a touch of class to the Gallery with your work, and for having the standard required to be accepted to the Platinum level…………. Just stunning....Caz (Art Director)

    11. crazykanga 28 months ago | reply

      Hello there... nice to see a friend in this group.. :)
      This is just the most beautiful and unusual photo of a giraffe.. your lighting is always perfect..

    12. Justabird2 (more off then on :) 28 months ago | reply

      Lovely capture, Steve! I thank you so much for honoring my invitation and sharing this big boy with HCG!! Have a fabulous weekend.!! angie from FL (Adm)

      "Your image is very welcomed in HCG, where only Platinum Level images are accepted. Yours is quality work that reflects your skill and talent in photography and art. I thank you very much for adding to the spirit of Howard and Caz's Gallery as you have made it even richer with your presence. Can't wait to see more of your work! Angie,(Adm) of HCG" (1 image a day are allowed to be posted)

    13. skagitrenee 28 months ago | reply

      I recognize your image as platinum talent and wish to express how much I enjoyed seeing it here. Thanks for posting and sharing it with our group.
      Irene (moderator )

    14. SunStones* 28 months ago | reply

      Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making `Howard and Caz`s Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with is presence……… Maria (Moderator)

    15. K.Verhulst 28 months ago | reply

      Amazing work!!!
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    16. Mees Kuiper [deleted] 28 months ago | reply

    17. Joanne-V 24 months ago | reply

      primeSuperStar

      You have earned 25+ awards in all levels and
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      Click on the ok, add to group button to send your photo to the group. You find this directly beneath your photo under "group invites".

    18. CANóNIGA 24 months ago | reply

      Please accept this award as a token of my admiration for your photo reaching Superstar status in the Nature's Prime group....a well-deserved honor.
      primeSuperStar

    19. doritbz 24 months ago | reply

      Please accept this award as a token of my admiration for your photo reaching Superstar status in the Nature's Prime group....a well-deserved honor.
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    20. mahi mahi 163 24 months ago | reply

      Please accept this award as a token of my admiration for your photo reaching Superstar status in the Nature's Prime group....a well-deserved honor.
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