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Photo of giraffes heading towards a watering hole, Namibia

This image was selected as a winner of the 2010 Fogarty Grantee Photo Contest.

Seen from afar, a group of three giraffes, followed by a single giraffe, walk across a tan grassy plain, bright blue sky

Photo title: Giraffes heading towards a watering hole, Namibia

Photographer: Holly Ganz, University of California, Berkeley

Description: Three giraffe walking towards water with the Etosha pan in the distance. The photo was taken at dusk in Etosha National Park, Namibia. We are studying how microbial activity in the soil affects the timing of anthrax outbreaks.

Funding Fogarty program: Ecology of Infectious Diseases

Principal Investigator: Wayne M. Getz, University of California-Berkeley