Keeping An Eye On Baby

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 13 May 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Giraffe have a storied history at the Abilene Zoo. Abilene received its first pair of young giraffe in 1968 thanks to an anonymous donation of $10,000. The mayor declared May 24, 1968, as “G-Day” and cut the ribbon on the “Highneck Bridge.” The community fell in love with the animals. Indeed, the bridge was cutting-edge zoo design in its day — making Abilene one of the first zoos in the nation to let guests interact with the leggy animals.

*Just returned from wonderful trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Yellowstone with lots of new photos. Posting in a day or two.

NIKON D5500 1/640 second F/6.0 ISO 200 262 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre Bretagne et montagnes, France

Lovely scene.

13 May 2018 5:21am

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Aww, so sweet.

13 May 2018 5:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a touching relationship this carries . . lovely.

13 May 2018 7:17am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

You tell a beautiful story. Personally I don't like to see animals locked in zoos. I also recognize that, at the time, they had a good reason to exist. And, possibly if not for these, some species would have disappeared.

I look forward to seeing your trip photos. Have a nice Sunday.

13 May 2018 10:31am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


13 May 2018 4:06pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

A cute contribution to mother's day, and a lovely story to go with it.
Looking forward to your Yellowstone pics!

13 May 2018 6:37pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful portrait .

13 May 2018 7:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful portraits of mom and baby.

13 May 2018 11:20pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

awh, this is 2sweet

14 May 2018 6:45pm

Eye for Beauty from Florida, United States


15 May 2018 12:12pm

1/640 second
ISO 200
262 mm (35mm equiv.)