Young giraffe, alone, but never alone. Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa. Mothers with calves sometimes leave their calves with one female while they forage and drink elsewhere. Calves are at risk of predation, and a mother giraffe will stand over her calf and kick at an approaching predator.
Canon EOS 1N; Canon EF70-200mm @ 200mm; Fujichrome Velvia 200; Scanned with Nikon Super Coolscan 5000