By Mike Jones
This is a bit of a twist on a zebra crossing! A group of tourists were left stunned when their safari tour was held up – but a group of GIRAFFES crossing the road.
Sonali Dudhane, 43, was travelling to Maasai Mara, Kenya, when she spotted a huge group of giraffes grazing in the distance.
Wanting to enjoy the African wildlife, the tourists got down from their vehicle and began snapping shots of the lofty creatures.
Sonali, from Lucknow in Upper Pradesh, said: “We watched the Giraffes in the bushes for almost 20 minutes.
“After that our driver told us to get into the vehicle and he predicted that herd would cross the road.
The car then pulled to a halt and the great heard of giraffe emerged from the brush and passed in front of her.
It seems that the driver must have developed a sixth sense for these kinds of events.
She added: “We got to witness this great moment and were able to capture the moment on camera.
“I had never seen this big herd before, I was trying to count the number through my viewfinder.
It’s not difficult to see why how Sonali could be so impacted by them. Giraffes are the tallest living animals that dwell on land and their long necks have fascinated people from all around.
The creatures can reach a speed of up to 37mph and like freckles on humans; no two giraffes have the same pattern of spots. They live on the Savannah or in open woodland and their conservation status is listed as ‘Vulnerable’.