AWARD: Runner-Up Guardian Travel Photographer of the month


I am delighted again to appear amongst the finalists in the monthly Guardian Readers Travel Photography Competition (December 2017). Thirsty Work was "...just pipped by a neck" to the winners spot.

Click here to see the other finalists and winner


A giraffe stoops to drink at the Umgodi waterhole while two others stand sentry, maybe! The perspective is exaggerated by the proximity of the drinking giraffe and use of a wide angle lens. It sent the adrenalin racing to be this close to these amazing creatures without their being aware. Zimanga Private Reserve, South Africa