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Strrrreeetttch...Ah, that's better...

Strrrreeetttch...Ah, that's better...
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Copyright: Stacy Siders (applesiders) (40)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-02-03
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.8, 1/2 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-06-09 10:56
Viewed: 4402
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I took this picture at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Giraffe's are a strange and beautiful animal. I was glad to snap this shot when he stretched out his amazing neck. Looks kind of like he may have been stretching after a long nap. Below is some ifno about this species.

Giraffa camelopardalis

The world's tallest animal uses its reach to get a neck up on other browsing animals.

Physical Description: Giraffes' long limbs, necks, and tongues enable them to reach vegetation in the trees—well above where other browsers can reach. Nine subspecies, differing in coat pattern and number of horns, live in different parts of Africa. Rothschild's giraffes (G. c. rothschildi) are exhibited at the Zoo. Giraffes' distinctive orangish, rusty, or blackish coats are broken into patchworks by whitish outlines. All-whitish giraffes are a rare find.

Size: Males stand up to 18 feet tall and weigh up to 4,200 pounds; females grow to 16 feet tall and weigh up to 2,500 pounds.

Geographic Distribution: Giraffes inhabit many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, but are now most widespread in East Africa and the northern parts of southern Africa, where they find refuge in national parks.

Status: Although listed as low risk on the World Conservation Union's (IUCN's) Red List of Threatened Animals, several giraffe subspecies are rare, including the Kordofan giraffe (G. c. antiquorum) of Sudan and the Nigerian giraffe (G. c. peralta), which is now found only in Chad and is extinct in its namesake Nigeria.

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nice & funny shot, stacy! :-)
good timing on this cool pose,
poor giraffe´s got a long neck to stretch.
well seen & captured, thor.

Very nice not the run of the mill giraffe shot. The POV and details are great. I've done a quick workshop to deepen the colours, I hope you like it.

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