I took this photograph of giraffes feeding on thorny acacia trees near the Tanzania/Kenya border on the west side of Kilimanjaro. Giraffes are really odd animals. From a natural selection standpoint, the way that giraffes and acacia trees developed together makes sense, but looking at them as if for the first time, giraffes are quite bizarre. When visiting Africa, you almost start feeling like you are in a Dr. Seuss book. The sizes, shapes, colors, textures, and proportions of animals are really odd when you sit back and think about it. Such a cool world we live in.
2 thoughts on “Sunday Nature Stills – 12/26/2021”
This photo (all your photos) are much appreciated reminders of how cool our world really is.
I still can’t get over seeing two male giraffes swinging their heads at one another in a fight. Such an oddly diverse and bizarre planet we live on!!