May 10, 2017

Break Neck Speed

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May 10, 2017
Break Neck Speed

Species: Southern giraffe | Location: Linyanti, Botswana

A pair of giraffes engaging in an epic neck battle... These two spent some time beating on each other. We did see a giraffe with a distinctive bend in its neck from just such a street fight. The fight for dominance and mating privileges is oft rife with pain and injury. In this case a pain in the neck. This photo was taken while on a trip to Botswana with Nat Hab.

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About The Photographer

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More or less intrepid wild man, been traversing this planet for many years, love photographing the outdoors and its inhabitants. My avocation for photography began with photographing during my years in the U.S. Navy. Thereafter, from time in Saudi Arabia, Colorado and the west, Alaska, and Africa. My place on the planet has always been anchored in Africa, for nearly forty years, both working and traveling on my own. Childhood readings of Martin and Osa Johnson, and even Hemingway juiced those dreams to become reality. Some few of my photos have been published.

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