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Giraffe Taxi
Author: Will Nicholls
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It had been a really hot day in Savuti and the ground was very dry. As the sun was dropping in the sky we were waiting for animals to approach the waterhole and hopefully kick up some dust. I noticed this giraffe approaching with lots of oxpeckers perched on his neck. The sun was still a little high to include in the photo so I underexposed by a stop or so and waited for his neck to block out the sun and create a silhouette. I liked the shape of the tree with birds perched on it and wanted that to be included in the image. The angle of his neck fitted perfectly with the tree and I was lucky that one of the birds momentarily flew up creating a little more interest in the photo. It is a full frame capture with only a minor crop at the bottom.
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