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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The battle

These two male Giraffes did battle on a hot evening in Chobe national park. Each time one combatant managed to deal a blow like this one there was a loud painful thumping sound.

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Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Botswana
Copyright: © Andrea Dekrout