17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Greeting South African Giraffe at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

A fun Safari at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park in Kwazulu Natal of South Africa allowed me to get closer to these friendly giraffe . This state park is the oldest reserve in Africa with 960 square kilometers in size. Three giraffe turned their heads to greet me who was sitting in a Safari jeep. Their long necks and tall legs gave them a high vantage point. I could felt the connection with them when we made the eye contact.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © Lena Shey