Thirsty Giraffe Spooks Birds At Waterhole

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It would take more than a flock of birds to put this ungainly giraffe off its cool drink.

Photographer Corlette Wessels captured the scene as the animal spooked the quelea birds at a waterhole in Etosha, Namibia.

Corlette explains: "I was on a photographic safari and we were lucky enough to capture images at a private waterhole. The giraffe approached the waterhole and there were hundreds of quelea birds drinking water.

"The giraffe bent down to drink water and the birds got a fright and all took to the air and surrounded the giraffe. The giraffe was very relaxed and the birds came back to drink on the other side of it undisturbed."