Graceful Giraffes – Weekly Photo Challenge


Gracefulhaving or showing grace or elegance.

Ben says, Gracefulness is a tricky quality — it manifests itself as an effortless, subtle harmony between a subject and its environment. For this week’s challenge, share something that says “graceful” to you.

Giraffes say elegance and gracefulness to me, they have such long slender necks and legs yet they seem to move so effortlessly despite their size.

Giraffes

Let’s dance!

Recently we travelled north for holidays and I arranged a night of camping inside the Dubbo Zoo, as a surprise for my husband.  It was great fun with the added benefit of behind the scenes tours, not to mention going to sleep hearing the lions roaring nearby.  We had our bikes with us and rode around the zoo a number of times.  It’s a fantastic way of seeing everything up close and at your own pace.  You can even hire bikes if you don’t happen to have yours with you.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo is located in Dubbo, in central west New South Wales. The Zoo is home to hundreds of animals from around the world and consists of free access Visitor Plaza and a 6km circuit that meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits.

This photo appealed to me and all I could think of at the time were the lyrics to Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show “It’s just a jump to the left and then a step to the right”.

Graceful, dancing giraffes in a natural environment 🙂

Are you a fan of giraffes or is there another animal you think is more graceful?

I hope you enjoy the weekend!

Deb xx

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  One thought on “Graceful Giraffes – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. January 21, 2017 at 8:20 am

    I agree! Giraffes are very graceful creatures.

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  2. January 21, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Giraffes are cool!

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  3. dconnollyislandgmailcom
    January 21, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Your photo captures gracefulness perfectly!

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    • January 21, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks so much. They are just lovely aren’t they?

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  4. January 21, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Deb, love it that you see giraffes as graceful. most of us think of swans, egrets etc… but the giraffe is graceful! 🙂

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    • January 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Debbie, I love that giraffes can seem like a gangly teenager one minute but graceful and elegant the next. They are very interesting!

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  5. January 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    What a fun place for a sleepover!

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  6. January 22, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Now I can see the giraffes dancing to the time warp as well, Deb… elegantly!

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  7. January 22, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Yes, they are graceful with their long, elegant necks. For grace in movement I think I would choose a wild horse running free. I often have that image in my head.

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    • January 22, 2017 at 7:14 am

      Yes I can see that as very graceful too Anabel. Thanks for the comment!

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  8. January 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I had a chuckle when you mentioned the Time Warp and then I looked at the giraffes again. Cute! And yes, I think they’re graceful too.

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    • January 22, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      I’m glad you could see what I was getting at Miriam, I sometimes have a different take on things so wonder if anyone else gets it!!

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  9. January 23, 2017 at 1:32 am

    How fabulous to be able to stay right in the zoo. The giraffes are so beautiful and I have been sad to hear of their decrease in numbers in the wild. We are headed to Africa in 2 months and hope to see some!

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