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    A herd of southern African Giraffes in silhouette against a brilliant pink and red sunset sky. With their iconic shape, Giraffes represent life in the clouds. Being a selective browser (nature's tree trimmers), they serve a vital role and feed on leaves not reachable by other animals. Family life involves living in a herd. When a young bull reaches maturity, he will wander off and try to "conquer" his own herd by fighting off a dominant bull. This is the cycle of life. Survival.
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    This is so beautiful Dries — this sunset is stunning and caught my attention. And then your inclusion of the silhouetted giraffes popping out from the bottom of the frame adds an excellent layer and elevates your photo. I also love how thoughtful you are in your caption. All together, this is fantastic. Well done. Very well done.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: May 22, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Jun 6, 2018
    Location: Grootfontein, Otjozondjupa, Namibia
    Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    Focal Length: 370 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: f/9
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Dries Alberts
    Categories: Animals, Landscapes, Nature