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a lone giraffe on the horizon, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
October 17, 2014

Rains in Africa

“The clouds initially caught my eye,” writes Your Shot member Keith Willette. “This rumbling storm was coming in and I was hoping to catch some lightning bolts. Then I noticed the giraffe.”

Willette had been photographing giraffes and elephants in Kenya’s Masai Mara and was about to return to camp because of the storm. “I asked to stay just a little longer because the smell of the storm and the peaceful quietness were something I wanted to enjoy just a bit more,” he writes. “Luckily, clouds broke through and illuminated the giraffe.”

Willette’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Keith Willette, National Geographic Your Shot

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