The Giraffe has to be one of the most graceful and peculiar animals to walk the earth, and I have always been particularly drawn to the Reticulated sub-species due to their more defined patterns. Standing at up to 18ft tall, they almost always break the horizon line and are often associated with some of the most majestic views in Africa.
Somehow, they have been largely overlooked and at around the same time this image was taken, the Reticulated Giraffe was announced endangered after their numbers plummeted from 100,000 to fewer than 15,000 between 1980 and 2018.
I don’t believe that these Giraffe are aware of their species decline. They seemed relaxed and graceful as ever as they walked across the plains of the Lewa Conservancy.