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Giraffe's bridge

This road in a nature reserve crosses a low water bridge.  The concrete siding of the bridge can be seen on the left of the road next to the low bush.  To cross over to this side the giraffe has no choice than using the bridge - a deep river (rivulet?) bed is the cause.

I think the giraffe is crossing over from the weekday part of the reserve into the weekend part.  So let's join the giraffe. Have a happy weekend all of you!

comments (28)

And the same to you.
Louis: Thanks Mary
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jan 2008, 04:22
Do giraffe's take the weekend off, too?
Louis: Oh they do ray, otherwise the lions would never taste giraffe meat tongue
I think giraffe`s are one of the most fascinating creatures, with their amazing circulatory system. Lovely photograph to take us into the weekend. (:o)
Louis: Thank Rosalyn. I tend to stop and take pictures most of the times I see them.
Great image Louis and have a good one too.
Louis: Thanks bridge, it is a long time we saw anything from you. Still traveling?
  • Nig
  • Gym
  • 25 Jan 2008, 07:52
Excellent opportunity then, i guess you can almost always guarantee a shot.
Louis: Thanks Nig, you just lie and wait for them at the bridges smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2008, 08:00
For me, this is such a rare sight from a world I've only read about. To think that you've experienced this in reality makes me feel a little envious.

Thank you for your lovely weekend wishes. Gleichfalls.
Louis: Thanks Kathryn. Just one plane ticket away tongue
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2008, 08:14
So, why did the giraffe cross the bridge? HA! To get to the weekend.

I love it, Louis. It actually looks like it is loping across at a fairly fast gait. You with your love of horses would like that.

What a creative addition to your bridge series! Now, relax and have a great weekend.
Louis: Thanks Ginnie. We first had a little stand-off about who will cross first. I wanted the shot, so I retired a little up the opposite hill and she started to cross over. In the picture you can see I had a little height advantage because of the high ground. She was walking quite fast.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Jan 2008, 08:33
Nooit ben ik een "giraffe" zo vlakbij geweest en ik ben niet bang als zij nu loopt tegen mij toe want zij ziet erg beleefd en vriendelijk eruit- een beetje zoals een elegante Lady!
Thanks for your altijd good explanation!
Louis: Great observation Philine. She is a she and lady indeed. For the others who read this - the female giraffe's udder is between her front legs and is visible in this picture. The 'horns' are also indicators - but difficult to explain without pointing the differences out. smile
Have a great one too mate.
Louis: Thanks Shakara
  • GL@
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jan 2008, 09:50
Hehe, goed gedaan. Wat een manier om afscheid te nemen van bruggenweek. Net als een soap, moeten wij twee dagen raden of de foto niet alleen de oude week afsluit maar misschien ook een aanwijzing voor de nieuwe week in zich heeft.
Prettig weekend allen en tot volgende week.
Louis: Ja, Giep dat is't precies. Even wachten. Maar in voorschouw - niks bruggen volgende week, ook geen brug naar volgende week. Tot volgende week. Is jullie al gesetteld in de nieuwe huis?
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 25 Jan 2008, 10:51
And to you too.. love giraffe.. they have such gorgeous faces.
Louis: Thanks Gale. They do look laid back indeed.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 25 Jan 2008, 10:56
louis you lucky one, to even see this in its natural envirement!!!!, a vey nice capture here mijn vriend, please do have a nice weekend
Louis: Thanks Astrid. Remember only one plane ticket ...
Nice capture Louis. Have a great week end too.
Louis: Thanks for the comment Richard
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 25 Jan 2008, 12:35
Have a great wekend Louis
Louis: Thank you vintage
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 25 Jan 2008, 12:42
I'm with Kathryn, envious at the wonderful experiences you have with these wild animals. he is beautiful.
Louis: Thanks Aussie, but he is a she tongue You have many opportunities yourself, re nature. But still, SA is just one plane ticket away smile
  • 10cré
  • France
  • 25 Jan 2008, 12:58
Les Giraffes sont vraiment de charmantes créatures, très jolies et gracieuses smile
Belle photo "nature"
Louis: Ils sont des animaux gracieux. Merci pour le commentaire, 10crè.
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 25 Jan 2008, 14:23
wonderful shot Louis must be great seeing these in there natural habitat, lucky yousmile and have a fab weekend..........tim
Louis: Thank you tim and like I have told the others - just one plane ticket ...
Good filling of the image
Louis: Thank you Chantal
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 25 Jan 2008, 15:42
Love this shot Louis I am envious of you being able to see this in it's natural habitat. A great addition to your brigde series.
Put your feet up over the weekendsmile
Louis: Thanks Tracy and like I told the others - just one plane ticket tongue
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 25 Jan 2008, 22:49
Lovely and touching shot !!! I just love it !!!
Louis: Thanks for the comment Ann. Giraffes appear to be gentle animals.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2008, 22:58
Happy weekend to you too Louis smile

I like this, (s)he looks in a hurry to get wherever (s)he's going. A happy giraffe
Louis: Thanks Ellie. Like they say in the maternity ward - it is a girl tongue
  • liam
  • South Africa
  • 26 Jan 2008, 05:01
Louis you seem to have been all over the globe recently. Have a great weekend mate!
Louis: Thanks liam. Just one trip around central europe last year - have you seen wednesday's overview of Budapest?
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 27 Jan 2008, 01:26
She looks so friendly.
Louis: Thanks Jewlya, they are 'soft' looking animals. She was just checking me out to make sure I will keep on allowing her to cross first.
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K
  • 27 Jan 2008, 10:50
likeying this one...
Louis: Honoured, very much so. Thanks PhotoSam.
  • Aksel
  • Sweden
  • 28 Jan 2008, 19:19
I love these animals - seeing this makes me wanna travel, and not to Sweden where I'm now....working smile
Louis: Thanks Aksel. Just today I had this idea to sell the house, buy a Winnebago and never stop travelling again. Just think - wherever you go you are home!
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 29 Jan 2008, 19:08
Wonderful. I wish we had more of them in Newcastle!
Louis: Thanks for the comment Catalpa. You have enough sterling we can arrange something smile
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Feb 2008, 00:57
that is something that we do not see too much of walking down York's high street! lol, wonderful image Louis. mal
Louis: Thanks mal - I guess my street shots can look a lot different from yours smile
I like so much Giraffe ! So impressive animal ! Nice one Louis !!
Louis: Thank you Imaginerf - they are gentle animals.

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