Photo portfolio of gm268 on 500px. Extreme Necking Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) Etosha National Park, Kunene, Namibia Some of the largest groups of giraffes that I saw on my travels through Africa were in the Etosha National Park in Namibia. Groups of up to 30 were serenely browsing the trees around the edges of the pan. At times the vehicle was surrounded by giraffes, and it was clear that some of the males were sizing each other up. Before long these two started 'necking' - though it looks like they might be the best of friends, they were engaged in a serious scuffle over mating rights, each taking it in turns to butt the other. Canon EOS 30D with EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens at 400mm. 1/1250s at f/6.3 +0.67, ISO 200.