Feeding Time

There is a platform at the Twiga Terrace in Zoo Atlanta where people can feed the giraffes.  It is a lot of fun to watch these towering animals come close and take pieces of Romaine lettuce from the hands of visitors with their long tongues.

As you can see here, they get pretty close to people so you get a really good look.  With this particular giraffe one of the things you notice are the bumps on its forehead.  All giraffes have the two horns known as “ossicones” but many also have bumpy growths which are made up of the same type of calcium deposits.  This guy had quite a few, right between the eyes.

Zoo Atlanta

Nikon D7100
Sirui P-204S Monopod
Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
250mm @ f/5.6 –  1/160 sec – ISO 800

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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