Alex McLean

Camera: Sony A9

Lens: 100-400mm

Aperture: f11

Shutter speed: 1/1600

ISO: 1000

Description: Giraffe Bulls fighting with two giraffe watching

Story from behind the lens: I was intrigued by to giraffe standing in the bush looking in towards us. Suddenly two giraffe bulls exploded into a fight. I had seen many giraffe 'necking', but when I saw two bulls really fighting it was quite different to anything I had seem before. Legs spread and hips low to brace themselves, throwing their heads like a flail, so hard it was lifting them off the ground. Terrifying power. Meanwhile, the two fascinated viewers in the ringside seats in the bush stood side by side, watching intently and not moving.