Giraffe Manor is set within 140 acres of indigenous forest in the Langata suburb of Nairobi, which it shares with a resident population of Rothschild Giraffe. The giraffes are so habituated to the Manor and its guests that they join them for breakfast and afternoon tea. I have stayed at the Manor more than half a dozen times to capture the unusual interaction, challenging myself each time to come up with different and compelling compositions.
As soon as I made this photograph during a 2015 stay, I knew I had got the shot that captured the surreal experience of staying at Giraffe Manor. The Manor and adjacent Giraffe Center are committed to the conservation of this endangered subspecies, with a breeding program designed to expand the genetic pool and re-establish the giraffe in parts of its former range.
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Photograph Date: 2015
Medium: Chromogenic Print