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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The giraffic-fountain-of-youth.

It's first light in Etosha National Park, Namibia, Africa. The giraffe is visiting the water hole for a morning drink. Giraffes can feel very vulnerable at watering holes as they have to crouch down to drink water, and often startle at the slightest disturbance. This one may have been spooked, for whatever reason, and it got up from its splayed position in a hurry and sprayed out this beautiful water jet.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Namibia
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © WanLing Chung