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The Long Eyelashes of Giraffe (長頸鹿の迷人睫毛)

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MF(Meditation Falcon… on July 9, 2012

In standard evolutionary thought, the giraffe tends to be explained in terms of a "long-necked survival strategy."

The giraffe is an animal in which everything seems built around lengthening—from its tail hairs to its long eyelashes, from its long legs to its long neck and head. It was an unexpected gift to come across a giraffe that was embodying elongation to the fullest, eating that long fruit of a sausage tree.

Giraffes have long eyelashes because it helps them to keep little fragments of wood falling into their eyes as they grab the leaves of the tree or bush. Also, female giraffes flirt by fluttering their eyelashes at the male giraffe they like.

cjlin on July 10, 2012


Manolita Nutshell on July 10, 2012

Thank you so much for your explanation interesting to know,,,,wonderful great macro shot of the eye MF :-)) I like it.

One more Like dear friend for this beautiful picture!!!!

Good morning dear friend from Greece-Piraeus.


c. bayernengel on July 11, 2012

schön, like

Dr.Azzouqa on July 12, 2012

Excellent shot.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Manek Taolin on July 12, 2012

Beautiful photo!

Like, Fav


Manek Taolin

M.Kranenborg-Torn on July 16, 2012

Lovely picture, YSL.

Greetings from Greetje

Mojzer László on July 16, 2012

Hi MF! Very nice photo. Greetings: Laci LIKE

AnneliesMacro&More on July 19, 2012

such charming eyes, wonderfully captured, LIKE

greetings, Annelies

Andrew J on July 28, 2012

Eye in eye:) L#09

enrico farina on September 17, 2012

very nice work!!! like

Ljiljana “lall” S on November 8, 2013


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by MF(Meditation Falcon…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2012/04/28 10:33:55
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash