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© John Linton
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UploadedOctober 18, 2008
TakenOctober 5, 2008
Exposure1/200 sec at f/7.1
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When we visited Sydney in 2005 Brenda fell in love with Darla the Giraffe at the Taronga Zoo. They wouldn't let us feed her a carrot because she was misbehaving (sticking her tongue out was deemed bad manners). When we returned I got this pic with the Sydney skyline for a backdrop. Brenda thought it was fabulous.

Canon EOS350 D camera with a Sigma AF 18-200mm DC OS Zoom lens


Thanks to Winky Vivas for the spotlight.

190 responses

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (18 Oct 2008):


  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    It IS Fab!!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Oh not just Fabulous, its way FABULOUS!! I think a photo of an elephant in New York is the only one that can beat this!!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    and Brenda was right!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Definately Fabulous-love it-love it-love it!

  • Vicki Koch

    Vicki Koch said (18 Oct 2008):

    I love this shot - if we could vote on it - you would get my vote!!

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    I love it! LOL! Love the skyscraper behind her head - looks like a crown!

  • Watson Inglis

    Watson Inglis said (18 Oct 2008):

    nice contrast John!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (18 Oct 2008):


  • Martie Last

    Martie Last said (18 Oct 2008):

    Quite unique.

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    look at the background is awesome...i love animals....they are my favorite subjects...

  • Samantha Linton

    Samantha Linton gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    Love it!!

  • Victor Ursabia

    Victor Ursabia said (18 Oct 2008):

    Awesome picture...

  • Ineta McParland

    Ineta McParland gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    LOL! Fabulous indeed! :)

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    This is just wonderful, John. Giraffes are my favorite

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    there is a certain contrast/irony to the photo with its background

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    And it totally rocks!!!!

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    greatcapture! In fact, fabulous!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    This is great, it looks like the giraffe has gone for a city tour....ha, love it...

  • Anita .

    Anita . gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    very sweet

  • Rain Arnau

    Rain Arnau gave props (19 Oct 2008):


  • Debby Adler

    Debby Adler gave props (19 Oct 2008):


  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    Classic shot, perfectly FABULOUS. No, I don't think an elephant in NY could beat this one....close though.

  • Joven DelaCruz

    Joven DelaCruz gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    haha! awesome shot

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    I'm with Mayette, way fabulous! So she is the tallest skyscraper with her crown ;-D

  • Virginie Maillard

    Virginie Maillard (Deleted) said (19 Oct 2008):

    absolubly excellent!!

  • Sarah States

    Sarah States gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    awesome!! fantastic shot.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    This is just awesome! er.....FABULOUS! I love that background and the sweet lil giraffe head poking up! Wonderful shot, John!!!

  • Steve Wilson

    Steve Wilson (Deleted) said (19 Oct 2008):

    This is wonderful, John. Bravo!!!

  • Ashley Parsons

    Ashley Parsons gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    very fabulous :)

  • Diane Peterson

    Diane Peterson gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    This is fabulous! Welcome back!

  • Renee Cettie

    Renee Cettie gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    yep...this is fabulous!!

  • Renee Cettie

    Renee Cettie gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    yep...this is fabulous!!

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (19 Oct 2008):

    what a view! She is gonna want to get to San Diego though.

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    great shot! i agree with Brenda!

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    wow wow wow! absolutely perfect, perhaps my favorite John Linton shot yet --- fabulous indeed!

  • Digital Incline

    Digital Incline   said (20 Oct 2008):

    This is a totally awesome shot!!!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Very fabulous !

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    absolutely love this one!

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    thanks for your kind words John, I love this...clever

  • Steve Hogle

    Steve Hogle gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    Good Lord John, This is Tremendous!

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (20 Oct 2008):



    FALCON LARA OSCAR said (21 Oct 2008):

    Hello Giraffe !

  • Melissa Prosser

    Melissa Prosser gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    I think it's fabulous with the city backdrop, too!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    absolutely fabulous!

  • Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    This is Fabulous !!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    Brenda is correct! It is a nice contrast of the big city and wildlife. This would make an awesome poster.

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist   gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    awesome shot

  • John Sweeney

    John Sweeney gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    What a great shot! Love it.

  • simone teixeira

    simone teixeira said (21 Oct 2008):

    °º° cuuuute! cool shot!

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    Fabulous contrast!

  • Donna Weston

    Donna Weston gave props (22 Oct 2008):

    This is so cool!!! Love it!

  • Ikhlef A.

    Ikhlef A. said (23 Oct 2008):

    Nice portrait. Creature out of place.

  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    I immediately recognised this as Taronga, it's really comical! Well done!

  • Mojca Savicki

    Mojca Savicki gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Fabulous indeed!!!

  • Magalhães Maria De

    Magalhães Maria De gave props (23 Oct 2008):

    Simply fabulous!

  • Traci Howard

    Traci Howard gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Brenda was right!! It's fabulous!

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    Traci said exactly what I was going to say, "Brenda was right! It's fabulous!" A giraffe with a city skyline in the background is so contrary. It makes for a fabulous subject matter.

  • Kristen Bryant

    Kristen Bryant gave props (24 Oct 2008):

    well she just fits right in. i would say this is fabulous as well.

  • Denise Monk

    Denise Monk said (25 Oct 2008):

    Fantastic shot.

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne   gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    Wonderfully surreal image! Cool looking giraffe -- and the background lifts the image further. Reminds me somehow of the animated movie "Madagascar"...

  • Jill Ocone

    Jill Ocone (Deleted) gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    very cool!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (25 Oct 2008):

    WOW! Awesome Mr. Linton!

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (26 Oct 2008):

    Thanks to all...Natale, my friends call me Butch.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    butch, this is fabulous !

  • :) L P

    :) L P gave props (28 Oct 2008):

    absolutely fabulous! i love it!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    dude...rub my eyes...giraffe and cityscape...unexpected...fantastic!

  • Mandie Callis

    Mandie Callis gave props (1 Nov 2008):

    I love the diversity of this image. The background for this shot is freaking awesome.

  • isawitz Linowitz

    isawitz Linowitz gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    you are a great photographer.I love your work.

  • Kathleen DesHotel

    Kathleen DesHotel   gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    Waaaay kewl! He looks like the Godzilla of giraffes! :D

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (2 Nov 2008):

    I hope this is one of the winners.......cuz it sure is a WINNER!

  • L Hartley

    L Hartley said (4 Nov 2008):

    John, this is absolute perfection in a photo. The giraffe, apparently swallowing a knife, manges to upstage an entire city,and he wears a building for a crown. He is fabulous - you are fabulous, the photo if fabulous.
    Not bad for a raving a-hole, baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hehehe!!!!

  • Guillaume Bouvet

    Guillaume Bouvet (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    just fabulous ; well done !!!!

  • Louise Armstrong

    Louise Armstrong gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Simple BRILLIANT!!!

  • Renata

    Renata gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    Soooo kewl :DDD

  • Abby Shaffer

    Abby Shaffer gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    haha this is great

  • Michel González Brun

    Michel González Brun said (10 Nov 2008):

    Fabulous indeed!

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (10 Nov 2008):

    Awesome! Love it!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    Brenda is right. It is fabulous.

  • Bostjan Kosir

    Bostjan Kosir gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    :-) Excellent!

  • joanne lee

    joanne lee gave props (18 Nov 2008):

    this IS fab!

  • William Chu

    William Chu said (25 Nov 2008):

    Absolutely extraordinary and amazing!!!

  • Amber Fette

    Amber Fette gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    Such an incredibly awesome shot!

  • Ariel Peters

    Ariel Peters (Deleted) gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    Way better than mine. Great job.

  • Christine Morton

    Christine Morton said (4 Dec 2008):

    Of course, my favorite animal!! fantastic job, just want to reach out and touch her.

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (8 Dec 2008):

    hhaaa! what contrast! i love it!

  • Veronica Toral-Granda

    Veronica Toral-Granda   said (10 Dec 2008):

    great comp! love the blurryness of the buildings behind

  • Lara Hansen

    Lara Hansen gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    completely fabulous!

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (21 Dec 2008):

    What a contrast in cultures there....

  • Becca Bornstein

    Becca Bornstein gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Wow! Very cool and unexpected!

  • Laurent Chantegros

    Laurent Chantegros gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Excellent shot

  • Tyler DeWitt

    Tyler DeWitt gave props (5 Jan 2009):


  • Martin Everald

    Martin Everald gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    So Cool! Giraffe in the Big City

  • Eugenia Kyriakopoulou

    Eugenia Kyriakopoulou (Deleted) gave props (12 Feb 2009):

    Absolutely fabulous indeed!!

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (20 Feb 2009):

    This oustanding in many ways!

  • Petter Salvesen

    Petter Salvesen (Deleted) gave props (21 Apr 2009):

    This is awesome. I knew giraffes were tall, but I never knew they were as tall as skyscrapers

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (30 Apr 2009):

    just stunning! could also be perfect for "Juxtaposition"!

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) gave props (30 Apr 2009):

    super cool shot!

  • Anna Harrison

    Anna Harrison said (1 May 2009):

    this is fabulous that is for sure!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (7 May 2009):

    good moment!!

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (11 May 2009):

    hahaha! this is fantastic!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (13 May 2009):

    Fabulous! Is right!

  • Ebla Maleh

    Ebla Maleh gave props (21 May 2009):

    super cool shot John !!!!

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (22 May 2009):

    This is fantastic! Followed it from Gail's page

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (27 May 2009):

    It is fabulous!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (27 May 2009):

    This is just too cool, John!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (28 May 2009):

    Ha ha!! so cool....Like the juxtaposition!!

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    Super Sweet :)

  • Silu Ma

    Silu Ma gave props (8 Jun 2009):

    simply amazing...I love this one!!!

  • Ratchel

    Ratchel gave props (16 Jun 2009):

    What else to say? great capture

  • ashton gosnell

    ashton gosnell gave props (18 Jun 2009):

    this is great. awesomee shot!

  • Michael Diamond

    Michael Diamond said (20 Jun 2009):

    I love it such a great image! Well done nicely shot!

  • Dora Pap

    Dora Pap gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    absolutely fabulous!!!! :)

  • Tania Losada

    Tania Losada gave props (27 Jul 2009):

    Funny! jajaja

  • NG

    NG gave props (26 Sep 2009):

    Cool! I love giraffes!

  • Jillian Hoffman

    Jillian Hoffman gave props (13 Nov 2009):

    omg!!!!!!! i love it!!!!! :-)

  • Sheila

    Sheila (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2009):

    This really floats my boat! Fabulous, indeed!

  • Alison Inconstanti

    Alison Inconstanti gave props (13 Jan 2010):

    the skyline makes it uber fabulous

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (18 Jan 2010):

    John, this is outstanding! I love it!

  • Yves Harnois

    Yves Harnois gave props (14 Apr 2010):

    Very cute and funny good one !

  • Kelly W

    Kelly W gave props (30 May 2010):

    Really cool!

  • Vasileios Gretsistas

    Vasileios Gretsistas gave props (28 Jun 2010):


  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2010):

    A giraffe in a concrete jungle.....Fabulous!!!!

  • CJC

    CJC gave props (3 Jan 2011):

    haha such a funny photo and I like how the background is a bit out of focus

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (12 Aug 2011):

    Fabulous indeed!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (9 Jan 2012):

    Fabulous ...Love the contrast!Well done,John!

  • Robert R. Gaines

    Robert R. Gaines gave props (25 Mar 2012):

    Ah, a different approach. Nice!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Cute shot of the giraffe and I like the background too...My vote!

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers   gave props (28 Mar 2012):



    JOE FAILK gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Back to Vote!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Brilliant and voted!!!!!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Mar 2012):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (28 Mar 2012):


  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    btv, love it!!!!!!!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    I could have sworn I saw and commented on this one! Oh well, it was a trip down memory lane to scroll through all of the names here!! An outstanding capture, John. Definitely voted!!!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    High entry...:-)

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    My vote!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (30 Mar 2012):


  • Jerry Pittman

    Jerry Pittman gave props (30 Mar 2012):

    Great shot GMV

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (1 Apr 2012):

    Indeed FABULOUS. Voted.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    BTV on this epic pic that contrasts what should be wild with a city backdrop...

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (2 Apr 2012):

    really nice!!! vote for sure................................

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (3 Apr 2012):


  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Aww, how adorable!!! My vote!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Oozing with fabulous-ocity...A very tall rad vote!!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (3 Apr 2012):

    Fab indeed! voted!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (4 Apr 2012):

    Darla is FAB & so is the foto = FAB X 2.

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (5 Apr 2012):

    f a n t a s t i c! my vote.

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (7 Apr 2012):

    The best urban nature portrait I have seen. Could do nothing else but vote RAD!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    ny'eyece, heck yeah this is way RAD !!

  • Thomas H.P. Jerusalem (Jerry)

    Thomas H.P. Jerusalem (Jerry)   gave props (9 Apr 2012):

    that's a winner! voted

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (10 Apr 2012):

    well done! voted!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (10 Apr 2012):


  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker   gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Head and shoulders above the rest! Voted!

  • ina:botao

    ina:botao (Deleted) said (11 Apr 2012):


  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (11 Apr 2012):


  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Very creative! Well done. Got my vote.

  • Ken O'Brien

    Ken O'Brien gave props (11 Apr 2012):


  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Cool, voted!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (12 Apr 2012):

    Back to vote!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    Good for 'Fabulous' and beyond! V

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    The horns could represent the Twin Towers--great dof and lines

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Fabulous & bizarre! voted

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    ha, made me smile!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles gave props (17 Apr 2012):


  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    AMAZING shot!

  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (18 Apr 2012):

    Can't believe I had not seen this picture in over 18 months! Back to vote for this incredible shot

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (21 Apr 2012):

    Great shot ... vote and props!!! God bless..................vince scaglione

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (25 Apr 2012):

    Brilliant, voted!

  • Lori Boggetti

    Lori Boggetti gave props (25 Apr 2012):

    Very fabulous,my vote!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (26 Apr 2012):

    VOTE SURE !!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (3 May 2012):

    back to vote!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (4 May 2012):

    Darla is beautiful...GREAT SHOt and entry..voted

  • Richard Bruns

    Richard Bruns said (9 May 2012):

    Good entry for Out of Place, too. voted!

  • Michael Asaro

    Michael Asaro gave props (17 May 2012):

    John, it doesn't get better than this! Great shot, Mike

  • Sambit Chatterjee

    Sambit Chatterjee gave props (18 May 2012):

    Fantastic!!! Voted.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (18 May 2012):

    My vote

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (26 May 2012):

    Definitely fabulous for sure!!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (29 May 2012):


  • courtney stone-moore

    courtney stone-moore   gave props (21 Jun 2012):

    this is soooo cool!!!

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel   gave props (26 Nov 2012):

    awesome capture!!!

  • Felicia

    Felicia   gave props (20 Dec 2012):

    Melman?!! Is that you? Such an awesome photo :)

  • Muhammad Qurban

    Muhammad Qurban gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    Cool shot!

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (27 Feb 2013):


  • Pet Parents

    Pet Parents said (10 Mar 2014):

    Toronto had a Giraffe condominiums project underway, now cancelled

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (18 Mar 2014):

    Outstanding capture

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (5 May 2014):


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