18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Giraffe and the Roller

We spotted this beautiful lilac-breasted roller on top of a small acacia tree. We weren't the only ones who spotted it...This endangered reticulated giraffe started making its way toward the bird. And though the giraffe was probably more interested in the acacia leaves than the bird, I think the look on the giraffe's face does show some appreciation for this pretty roller.

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Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Kenya
Copyright: © YARON SCHMID
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