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Sean Zeederberg

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As a young boy growing up on an agricultural farm in Zimbabwe, Sean spent every opportunity entertaining himself outdoors, camping in the local nature reserve and learning about all facets of the natural world. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental ...

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on A Day So Fitting- World Giraffe Day

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Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

The peaceful attitude and the big eyes with such long eyelashes makes giraffes look irresistible and sweet. The last pictures of a loving mum with her newborn calf pull heart strings. Really charming

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Francesca.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

A wonderful blog on these gracious animals. The photos are just great. An African sunset and silhouettes of giraffes against the red/ dark sky are so “typical” . They just belong together.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Christa. Giraffes are such elegant and gorgeous animals.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Sean they are interesting animals and very gracious as well. I personally love giraffe’s and I am amazed at how they drink water and can run at 60 km/h. The foto’s are stunning and I loved the 2 of the little giraffe.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Giraffes are interesting animals. Such graceful beings.

William Paynter
Digital Tracker

Sean, thanks for the Giraffe day pictures, beautiful animals.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, William.

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

What SPECTACULAR pics of these giant creatures! Such beautiful animals and very interesting facts!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Giraffes are magnificent animals and I am so glad we could put out a bunch of great pics on them.

Geri Potter
Explorer

Excellent post…here’s what we have experienced with giraffe:
upon returning one evening with John, we trying to locate the Southern Cross(still difficult for me), upon which time , he said, “Look up to your left.” There was a magnificent giraffe following along beside us, looking up, looking down, as if to say, ” Why can you not see it? I can touch it, it is JUST there!”
Seeing a new baby giraffe with umbilical chord with mother…amazing.
Sentinels of the bush…they see everything first and alert all to the dangers. Giraffe follow a pride of lion or a leopard with their eyes and turn to follow the movements…awesome to watch all the others pick up on the signal.
LOVE giraffe!! Thanks Sean!!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Geri. Giraffes are amazing animals.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Thank you Sean! The most interesting animal on the planet! Actually, the very first animal we spotted on our first drive. Watching them bend over to drink is amazing! Thank you!
We love to follow their graceful walking.

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

That is awesome that giraffes were the very first animal you saw at Londolozi. I do agree that watching them bend over to drink is entertaining.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

They look so vulnerable when they drink.
One evening we saw wild dogs feeding on a baby giraffe they had stolen from a leopard. Its mother was standing nearby watching helplessly. When we returned the next morning, she was still there.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

I think to observe giraffes is purely magical: their long tongues reaching for the most tender leaves in the tree, navigating slowly to reach the best position to drink from a pan, gazing intently at you whilst ruminating – all the while moving gracefully through the bush, even as they run. Thank you for the spectacular gallery of photos of this beautiful animal.

Chelsea Allard
Digital Tracker

Giraffes have been a favorite animal of mine since I was so young I thought they were called der-raffs (because giraffe sounded so strange to me – haha!). I never tire of seeing them.

Paul Buchanan
Senior Digital Ranger

My favorite animals!…..I lecture about them in Historical Geology when we talk about natural selection. Thanks!

Sean Zeederberg
Blog Editor

Thank you so much, Paul.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Every single one of these photos is superb! Just love them but especially the close up of the female munching the leaves with her furry ossicones and long long luxurious lashes!

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