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I'm a Science Teacher, Nature Photographer, Husband, Father, and Grandfather who loves to explore the natural world by traveling, photographing and thinking. 


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Photo of the Week - August 22-28

The most viewed image at for this past week was an image I took while on safari in Botswana.  We had a wonderful sunset which coincided with our stoping for a "sundowner" (a sunset drink & chance to stretch legs out of the safari jeep) so I could set up my tripod and capturea great scene. As I set up the tripod, the giraffe decided to walk by and add it's distinctive silhouette to the scene. Some days you just get luckier than you deserve!

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Giraffe at SunsetChobe National Park, Botswana
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Hope said...

such a beautiful backdrop. never really realized just how tall they are.

John S. Mead said...

Thanks Hope. It helped that I was standing on the ground as opposed to being in the land rover and that the giraffe was closer to me than it seems in this image. The silhouette makes it seem as if he she was much closer to the tree line. Out guide estimated her at 11 or 12 feet tall.