With the Athletics World Championship just behind us, we thought it would be nice to look back at one of our highlights in this weeks Short Shot: the high diving giraffes. 

Ok, maybe this wasn’t really part of the championship last week, but still you have every reason to watch this short animation made by the French man Nicolas Deveaux. It’s a sequel to his earlier combination of animals and sports: 7 tonnes 2 was all about an elephant on a trampoline. For this animation he added some more height both in the animal and the sport.

Deveaux had made a name for himself with his realistic animal animations, mostly done for commercials.  The combination of realistic animation in totally unrealistic situations works really well and is completely entertaining.  Have a look at his Vimeo channel to see what more he has been up to.