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Angolan giraffe

Giraffa giraffa angolensis


Also known as Namibian giraffe, this is one of nine (?) recognized subspecies of the tallest mammal. Seen under the scorching heat and blinding light at mid-day in Kunene region of Namibia - second picture shows the light as it appeared to my eye... all colours washed out. This was the second most often seen mammal we observed in this region - after the springbok.


Seen in Kunene region of Namibia (northwest), in arid acacia tree-and-shrub landscape. The region is still very dry (but still magnificent and rich in wildlife) at the moment, following a three-year dry-spell. We observed groups of giraffes everywhere, except close to habitations.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Kunene Region, Namibia

Spotted on Mar 10, 2020
Submitted on Mar 16, 2020

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