Here is my entry for the 6th Rodposse Photo Challenge, ‘Animals we love’. If you would like to vote for me please follow this link and click ‘like’. Thanks so much to all of you who voted for me in the previous two challenges.
Mr. Gerry Giraffe was all mine when he saw what I’d brought for him, and I soon had him eating out of my hand.
Hahaha! This brought an immediate smile to my face. What a great way to start my morning. Thanks! 🙂
He is rather hysterical, isn’t he? Glad you liked him.
Why the long face? sorry couldn’t resist …
Hehehe. He wanted his snacks. 🙂
uh-oh! a little grumpy, isn’t he?
He wanted his food, never mind the photo opportunity. 😀
Vetoed!!! Ooops …typo …. Voted!!! 😛 😀 : lol:
Hehehe…. Thanks, Rommel. Pity you can only vote once. 🙂
You have the nicest friends!
Yes I do, and you’re one of them. 😀
🙂 🙂 🙂
Fantastic shot! 🙂
Thanks so much, Inga. 🙂
Great shot Sylvia. I have never seen a giraffe up so close. Good luck to you! 🙂
Thanks so much, LuAnn. Yes, it was my first time, and I was amazed. 🙂
I LOVE your little friend there!!! Good luck!!!
Thanks so much, Jasmine. 🙂
Oh your so welcome I just adore you and your blog!
Were you up in a cherry picker AD 😀
Great shot – didn’t realise they were so knobbly over the nose. Must pay more attention to David Attenborough’s progs in future .
Good Luck !
Thanks so much, Poppy. No, I climbed up some steps onto a a wooden platform. I was also surprised at his knobbly bits. From a distance, you don’t realise. 🙂
he he he He’s so cute. I fed a Giraffe at the Lion Park once and he was stinky but sweet.
Thanks, Ricari. This one was at the Rhino and Lion Park.
What a funny face 🙂
Don’t you think he’s handsome? 🙂
clicked and liked, of course!
Thanks so much, Dallas. xx
Thanks, adee. He knows it too. 🙂
He certainly is amazing. 🙂
I love giraffes. when that huge purple tongue comes out and wraps round your hane to take the food, WOW!
i STILL WANT THEIR EYELASHES
Me too, sidey. My older grandson has those eyelashes. 🙂
grrrr, they are unfair fpor any male
Agree. So wasted on a man. 🙂
LOL,love the pic! Oddly enough,reminds me of a baby-young female camel we met at a zoo back in the Fall of ’10,she was so sweet,and when we made 2 more trips (a 3 hour drive mind you) within a few months,legitimately remembered Jamie and I,LOL!
Thanks, Steve. Well as the saying goes, some people are “once seen, never forgotten” and you and Jamie are obviouslly two of them. 😀
LOL,that can go either way (good or bad) 😛
Take it how you like. 😀
Done, ad. Good luck. He is one good lookin’ giraffe.
Thanks so much, Gemma. Yes he is rather dishy, for a giraffe. 🙂
Done! I absolutely love this pic. I wish there was an emoticon to emulate this 😀
Thanks so much, Dianne. Love your laughing emoticon. 🙂
What a great photo! The perspective adds so much.
Thanks so much, Naomi. He was a great subject. 🙂
brilliant photo , I barely determine who they are . – I like to have such a beautiful animal for a pet. imagine my wife is breastfeeding and eating at the neighbors:) keep a nice day !
Hahaha…….you are so funny, Stefan. Just imagine such a thing. 🙂
Out of interest, what’s the texture of his tongue like?
Very rough indeed, and a sort of blue/black. I believe that their tongues are between 18 and 21 inches long so it can strip the leaves from the tree branches and pull them into its mouth.
That’s quite scary! I wonder what it would be like if he got tongue tied 😉
Now there’s a thought. 🙂
Love your photos!
Thanks so much, Amanda. 🙂
@Adin, wow is very close 🙂
Very close indeed. He let me tickle his ears in exchange for a snack. 🙂
What a nice face Gerry has Sylvia. I’m sure you are going to do very well with this shot. 🙂
Thanks, Adrian. We’ll have to see how many votes I get. There are some very good entries. 🙂
I could never resist a giraffe!
You and me too, Gilly. 🙂
Really nice photo. !:)
Thanks, Stefan. 🙂
Really nice photo. Zoom until I feel I can smell it.
Hahaha. I guess he hadn’t had a shower that day. 😀
Another winner for sure 🙂 Good luck Sylvia
Thanks so much, Madhu. 🙂
Love this face! What a cool dude! I’m sure this will do well in the challenge Sylvia!
Thanks, Phil. We’ll have to see if he’ got what it takes. 🙂
Methinks this was a bit of a tall story … 🙂
Hehehe………I had to stand on quite a high platform, as I had flat shoes on. 😀
Haven’t we met before *smile … and please stay where you’re *laughter
Doesn’t he have the cutest face? 😕
yes, he has … but no kissing … *smile
Look at those glamorous eyelashes 🙂 Will go and vote now 🙂
I would also love to have those eyelashes. 🙂 Thanks so much for your vote. Hugs
Lion park in Jbg..??
Correct. Wonderful place. 🙂
That’s quite the close up AD!!
Cool pic 😉
Don’t get much closer than that. 🙂
That must have been quite an experience having him eating out of your hand, huh?!!!!!!
Thanks so much, Marina. Yes, it was a first for me, and his tongue felt very rough indeed. 🙂
Wow, what a close up :8
Absolutely up close and personal. 🙂
Good Luck dear AD, this was so lovely, Love, nia
Thanks so much, Nia. 🙂 Love to you too.