French kissing would really take on a whole new dimension with this lovely lady! The presence of a dominant bull giraffe to the right of these two females seems to have set this little scene in motion. From the action that followed, it seems that this was a somewhat aggressive performance by the female on the right (leaning into the other female with wildly flailing tongue, ears erect versus the more unsettled pinned back ears) meant to encourage the VERY interested old bull into sorting out who was the real hot number best suited to his amorous intentions!
Totally oblivious to all the hoopla, the oxpeckers are settling in for a little of their own action, their appetites more in line with their bellies than the salacious shannanigans of horny giraffe.

Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at

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  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Tereza!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago


  • Thanks Tereza…it was so comical, I just couldn’t resist =).

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 4 years ago

    lol! great shot, tongue and all, and the story of the giraffe with the business-as-usual oxpeckers carrying on regardless… love it dan :)
    Oh! and congrats on the feature!!

  • Glad you get such a kick out of my stuff!….and thanks…I was very pleasantly surprized =)

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

    you are right Dan, it is so damn funny! LOOOL

  • normanorly
    normanorlyover 2 years ago

    I also love the titel

  • Thanks very much Norm…I couldn’t resist! Thanks for stopping by and your comments, much appreciated!

    – Dan MacKenzie

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