Christine Sweeney

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M5III

Lens: Olympus 12-200mm

Aperture: f6.3

Shutter speed: 1/500

ISO: 500

Description: A quiet drink, licking his lips.

Story from behind the lens: We spotted this male giraffe on his own in an isolated location. We watched and followed him majestically make his way to a discreet water hole with a high vantage point. We quietly watched him as he straddled down into position several times to drink his fill unperturbed by us or the threat of a predators. He was very relaxed and happy to quench his thirst, savouring every last drop.