Photo du Jour: Giraffe Mug Shots – Johannesburg, South Africa

I went to the Lion Park just outside of Johannesburg to see the headline attraction (the lion cubs) but this playful giraffe just about stole the show.

Giraffes South Africa

Where in the World?

Photography & text © Tricia A. Mitchell. All Rights Reserved. 

19 thoughts on “Photo du Jour: Giraffe Mug Shots – Johannesburg, South Africa

  1. Our trip there was back in January 2004 – we visited the Pyramids, Saqqara, the Egyptian Museum, and beyond. We also met up with my parents’ sponsored child in the outskirts of Cairo. I’m hoping to visit the Valley of the Kings someday soon!

  2. hilarious, looks somehow like a camel
    How did you get up so close to her, hope you did not scare her?

    1. PicCap, welcome! She was just on the other side of a fence at the Lion Park outside Johannesburg, towering over me. Indeed, she was as curious about me as I was about her. I stood underneath with my camera as she popped her head over the fence to say hi. :-) Such a playful creature!

    1. Thanks, Sonia. With such a playful personality, this giraffe was fun to mingle with. I never did make it to Kruger National Park, opting to visit the closer Pilanesberg. Did you get to spot the Big Five? I recall seeing three during my time in South Africa.

    1. Hi Ron, with that brilliant blue sky, and the giraffe’s curious demeanor, I was drawn to the face, and not just the gentle’s giants towering form. :) Thank you for your comment, and happy travels!

    1. Ceece, glad you enjoyed the series! Indeed, I had a wonderful time in South Africa. Now that I’ve been able to explore Jo’burg and Pilanesberg National Park, I’m eager to make it to Cape Town too. Thank you for stopping by.

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