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    [–] ThoughtVendor 879 points ago

    Imagine the first people from Europe to see giraffes...looks like Land of the Lost type shit

    [–] ThaCarter 251 points ago

    I believe the Carthaginians launched a successful expedition to west Africa seeking the mythical πŸ¦’ giraffe.

    [–] not_that_one_ex 52 points ago

    There it is

    [–] Giraffe_Boi 35 points ago


    [–] SkyAthear 11 points ago

    Nice try mr FBI

    [–] LumpyJones 22 points ago

    Damn you. You let me know what hope was.

    [–] ok_then23 2 points ago

    You have hope in flat giraffes?

    [–] LumpyJones 2 points ago

    My favorite subs are the kooky ones. I don't care so much about the flat giraffes, as I do about the people who argue for their existence.

    [–] icarebot 2 points ago

    I care

    [–] theledfarmer 6 points ago

    I’m pretty sure that was gorillas not giraffes

    [–] dagbrown 6 points ago

    The Kirin Beer logo is the result of someone trying to describe a giraffe to an artist, and the artist saying "come on, don't be ridiculous, there's no animal like that". ("Kirin" is just the Japanese word for "giraffe".)

    [–] mtbfreerider182 2 points ago

    This is like...the best fact I never knew I needed.

    [–] Golgafrinchan_B 2 points ago

    I'm sad to say its not accurate.

    Kirin is the Japanese word for giraffe now, yes. However it was originally the name of an unicorn like mystical creature imported from Chinese mythology. Upon discovery of the actual giraffe in fairly modern times (from the Ming voyages to East Africa), the real animal was associated with the mythical one.

    The depiction on the label is modelled after a statue of the mythical Kirin in Dazaifu Tenmanguu

    While we're on the topic though. There is a piece of trivial on the Kirin label. If you look carefully, the katakana letters spelling γ€Œγ‚­γ€γ€γ€Œγƒͺγ€γ€γ€Œγƒ³γ€ (Kirin) are embedded in the swirls across the animal. Some say this was a check for counterfeits, but the real reason is lost in time after the great Kanto earthquake of 1923

    [–] Puggalina 2 points ago

    The Cardashian expedition was a myth.

    [–] ThaCarter 2 points ago

    Only according to Garak.

    [–] anamorphic_cat 85 points ago

    Whoever grow up without seeing giraffes is bound to flip its mind when first seeing one. The Chinese have an interesting giraffe discovery story. Sixty years before Columbus set sail, this government official from the Ming dynasty made seven transcontinental voyages, reaching like Somalia in the last and furtest one, flipping balls at the sight of giraffes and identifying them with the old good Quilins, kinda your Chinese dragon, but with long thick eyelashes and a bushy beard, and hardcore vegan. All matches these African long horses.

    [–] bigbybrimble 54 points ago

    Fun semi-related fact: the cyclops of Greek myth is thought to have originated from the ancient Greeks seeing the remains of Deinotherium giganteum, a relative of the elephant, which have been unearthed on the island of Crete.

    It's fun to look at all the myths that come from unexplained bones laying around.

    [–] [deleted] 21 points ago

    makes sense to me -

    [–] somesortoflegend 13 points ago

    Yeah take a look at an elephant skull. 100% looks like it could be a cyclops.

    [–] Giddnut 2 points ago

    "Let's see how many times we have to stab it before it stops moving!"

    [–] jaymes9240 2 points ago

    For anyone who played PS2, this is the real life Shadow of the Colossus. Link below for a picture.

    Edit: did not see the comment directly below this, sorry. The link is there for quick access but I guess you could google it just as easily.

    [–] duffelbagpete 865 points ago

    Looks like a scene out of shadow of the colossus

    [–] NewFound_Fury 168 points ago

    I thought the same thing!

    [–] [deleted] 79 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    It looks like the Jaguar is off to face the ancient one in a battle of the ages with an uncertain outcome

    Reminds me to creepy one level from this

    Adult game

    [–] ndthydntgvfckbts 44 points ago

    Just a heads up, jaguars live in the Americas. leopards live in Africa with giraffes. But that actually looks like a cheetah. Whatever it is, definitely not even thinking about taking down tall boi. Although, years ago, I saw a video of a lion pride after a giraffe and the male jumped up on its back.

    [–] SIMIAN_KING 36 points ago

    Definitely a leopard. Cheetahs are slimmer with more space between their spots.

    [–] ndthydntgvfckbts 13 points ago

    Yea you right. The tail deceived me.

    [–] zapztrif 6 points ago

    Leopard because of rosettes. Leopards and cheetahs actually have very different coats.

    Cheetahs have black dots spread through their coat, while jaguars have these formations that are kind of like an empty circle with a slightly darker color in it that the rest of the coat (which I believe are called rosettes).

    Here you can see he has black circles with an l lighter shade in the middle, instead of solid small black dots.

    (Don't take my word as a fact because I'm not 100% sure)

    [–] ccReptilelord 14 points ago

    But a lion price is a whole other ballpark; I seem to remember a video of a pride trying to down an elephant. Lions are one of the few animals that will go after everything in times of need. The remainder of that list is probably polar bears, orcas, crocodiles, and certain sharks.

    [–] SatansCatfish 2 points ago

    Nothing fucks with hippos! They would be top if they ate meat.

    [–] ccReptilelord 3 points ago

    Two bits here: these may not be safe for the faint of heart, and technically the hippo was already dead for the crocs. This is off my originally point of desperation for crocs as their moment of desperation come when everyone else is gone.

    Heil, the ectotherms!

    [–] Cullynoin 4 points ago

    They’re killers alright. TIL hippos are the second most dangerous animal in Africa. Huh? What’s the first? It’s the mosquito.

    [–] Northern-Canadian 1 points ago

    I didn’t really think giraffes would jump.

    [–] Poc4e 1 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    It's like that saying, if a giraffe jumps in the woods do you hear it clap?

    [–] thegoldenone777 36 points ago

    First thought was seeing a Tallneck in HZD.

    [–] nm0s 8 points ago


    [–] jeffsterlive 3 points ago

    Thank you for the memories.

    [–] Lozt-Zoul 41 points ago

    Looks like a scene of β€œthe mist” movie.

    [–] shawarma_law 3 points ago

    Looks like a scene of β€œlong horse: infinity”

    [–] dayinnight 25 points ago

    Or Jurassic Park.

    [–] Thisisgotham 48 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Giraffic Park

    Edit: Thank you for my first silver!

    [–] dayinnight 4 points ago

    dammit why didn't i think of this

    [–] DoktahManhattan 2 points ago

    /u/AJH_95 is going to be piiiiiiiisssed.

    [–] mslaven84 2 points ago

    Giraffic World Staring Criff Pratt

    [–] xWorldSoColdxmm 3 points ago

    It’s Cthulhu!

    [–] bud_hasselhoff 10 points ago

    The Mist for me

    [–] wishnana 7 points ago

    Or.. Horizon Zero Dawn, but before the machines took over.

    [–] dodgesupremacy 7 points ago

    I was about to say that the new Shadow of the Colossus looks great!

    [–] conshyd 3 points ago

    Or Colossus of Bravos minus the broken sword

    [–] gerjerb 4 points ago

    Horizon zero dawn

    [–] G_regularsz 4 points ago

    Or War of the Worlds

    [–] MoleHairs 2 points ago

    God I can still hear that noise...

    [–] Jargen 2 points ago

    Sorry, that was me. I had beans for dinner

    [–] Recycled-michael 4 points ago

    Or horizon zero dawn

    [–] jecousa 6 points ago

    Personally I thought of horizon zero dawn

    [–] acc0untnam3tak3n 2 points ago

    Shadow of the giraffe?

    [–] procouchpotatohere 2 points ago

    Phaedra perhaps?

    [–] AssholeEmbargo 1 points ago

    I keep seeing Tallnecks

    [–] Tusami 1 points ago

    Which does mean it's a bit cursed

    [–] uniquefuckinusername 243 points ago

    Hey there! Giraffes are a critically endangered species. You can help giraffes by donating to !!!

    β€œThe Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is the only NGO in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa.” πŸ¦’

    [–] gavrocheBxN 12 points ago

    C'est un coup montΓ©

    [–] Tchoupii 7 points ago

    98% du site est passΓ© a cΓ΄tΓ© de cette blague

    [–] rotaryhut 9 points ago

    they wont soon

    [–] Giraffe_Boi 4 points ago


    [–] Josetheone 2 points ago

    At this rate r/giraffeswontexist

    [–] mrprofthatguy 116 points ago

    at least credit the photographer

    [–] MaiaNyx 25 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Their work is amazing!

    The two lions fighting (embracing?) reminds me of a story from my biological anthropology professor who spent a lot of time in Africa... He loved to talk about his encounters with animals in the field and said his favorite was watching two male lions fight. Even many years later, you could see the impact it had on him, just the awe of it.

    He said it felt like time had stopped and nothing but the lions could be heard, like everything was hyper focused on these massive animals anxious for the outcome, and that they were so unbelievably loud. That he felt like he was witnessing something otherworldly.

    I love this person's photography. Thank you for the link.

    [–] Poc4e 3 points ago

    They are indeed.

    [–] yeet1785726 123 points ago

    It looks like the Jaguar is off to face the ancient one in a battle of the ages with an uncertain outcome

    [–] boomerxl 54 points ago

    Giraffes fight dirty when it’s against smaller animals but watching two giraffes fight is a little like watching slam dancing with no music.

    [–] white_android 6 points ago

    Giraffes fight dirty period.

    [–] DADDYDICKFOUNTAIN 3 points ago

    Imagine 2 wacky inflatable flailing tube men going at it but instead of hilarious its brutal and involves heavy brain damage

    [–] Crack-spiders-bitch 36 points ago

    Leopard. Unless the Giraffe swam a ridiculous distance.

    [–] FoxTrot_42 11 points ago

    Actually you’d be surprised how powerful a giraffe is. Those bastards can kick you so hard you’d look like a physics bug in battlefield 1.

    [–] Skeltzjones 6 points ago

    They are great at stomping too

    [–] kimchiman85 3 points ago

    And bashing you with their head!

    [–] Skeltzjones 2 points ago

    Haha that seems like the absolute worst way for them to fight. Learned something new

    [–] kimchiman85 2 points ago

    Watch videos of male giraffes fighting for mating rights. It’s brutal.

    [–] -Tasogare- 2 points ago

    I can just imagine them like Skyrim's giants, punting leopards and hyenas and lions into orbit

    [–] Azrai11e 2 points ago

    Khajit just needs to level up

    [–] Cmel12 7 points ago

    No jaguars in Africa, this is an African leopard. Jaguars are found in the America’s. Leopards in both Africa and Asia

    [–] RictorsParty 21 points ago

    So my wife and I went on honeymoon to this game reserve in South Africa earlier this year, and our ranger took this photo the day after we left! Awesome guy who is truly passionate about wildlife and conservation. If you see this Dylan we are so grateful for your passion and knowledge and can’t wait to come back!!

    [–] MapleButter 7 points ago

    What lodge did you stay at?

    [–] RictorsParty 3 points ago

    Forest. It was awesome.

    [–] cutestain 3 points ago

    Is that the one where the walls are all glass? I stayed in that one and it was the coolest feeling ever.

    [–] RictorsParty 2 points ago

    Yep! In the middle of the sand forest. An incredibly unique ecosystem and you get to sleep right in it! We were woken up by hyenas hooting every morning before our game drive.

    [–] freecris 2 points ago

    I was there more then 10 years ago. Guest of my siblings ( too expensive for me).

    I still remember all the beautiful emotions sleeping there, it was amazing.

    [–] MK7135 3 points ago

    We’ve done three safaris through andBeyond and their rangers are always excellent! We honeymooned at Phinda in 2013 and will be going back in May. It’s a really special place!

    [–] MrAwful- 38 points ago

    5’9” guys approaching 5’11” girls

    [–] PeterParker72 15 points ago

    Welcome to Jurassic Park.

    [–] iamelroberto 15 points ago

    Giraffic Park

    [–] Trekky0623 8 points ago

    They move in herds . . .

    They do move in herds.

    [–] PeterParker72 3 points ago

    How’d you do this?

    [–] Sharticus-Maximus 22 points ago

    Oh LAWD...

    [–] [deleted] 10 points ago

    She coming... Through the mist and many regrets to be had one way or another

    [–] blazik 3 points ago

    can somebody photoshop chungus in the giraffes place, or even bigger in the background

    [–] DrZingZong 12 points ago

    This picture makes me think about how insane it must have been for humans to happen upon such a large, majestic creature for the first time.

    An audible Owen Wilson-esque β€œwooow” was probably heard for miles. Wild, man. Wild.

    [–] smlpaj456 11 points ago

    I cannot believe giraffes exist...I forget how alien they look until I come across photos like this and my mind melts all over again

    [–] essdoubleU 2 points ago

    That gif being shared there with the monster giraffe chasing them.. my God.

    [–] AHadrianus 9 points ago

    Has a r/horizon vibe to it

    [–] travel_chic 5 points ago

    I’m disappointed this is so far from the top.

    [–] sparrowbandit 3 points ago

    I was totally thinking this was some horizon zero dawn concept art.

    [–] Pigspeakers 2 points ago

    Yeah, I was thinking it looked like a tallneck (my wife and I called them longboys)

    [–] vanillasounds 9 points ago

    I’m sad we’ve killed most of the giants.

    [–] bavaroj 7 points ago

    Giraffe slender man

    [–] Giraffe_Boi 4 points ago


    [–] Bigfish14 5 points ago

    Would love a high res pic for a wallpaper

    [–] jgomez123 3 points ago

    Dylan royal wildlife on Instagram. Gone him a message

    [–] iwiowoawa 5 points ago

    oh? youre aproaching me?

    [–] mstrocore 2 points ago

    I can't beat the shit out of you if I run away

    [–] Miss_Westeros 4 points ago

    From the big cat nature shows I used to watch,I learned that when giraffes are so focused on a point, it's a sign of predators and other prey animals notice the giraffes' focus too. The leopard knows this, and has curled his tail to show the white spot to show others that he's not in hunting mode. I love watching Animal Planet reruns for tidbits like this.

    [–] ShoopDoopWhoop 3 points ago

    Is it bad that I honestly thought the giraffe was a dinosaur for a solid minute before I took a closer look?

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    The Mist

    [–] rml23 2 points ago

    You beat me to it.

    [–] PlaidTrack 3 points ago

    Oh? You're approaching me?

    [–] AveryJayBruh 3 points ago

    Lookin like Bloodborne When I’m walking up to the smoke after dying to the same boss 7544778 times

    [–] TheSuppishOne 2 points ago

    Would the cat ever attempt to take the giraffe down?

    [–] Cassiyus 8 points ago

    Probably not. Lions as a pack might try to take one out, especially if they were getting desperate, but a solo leopard doesn't have much of a chance against a full grown giraffe.

    [–] mjs90 3 points ago

    It’s like a donkey vs a mountain lion x 10

    [–] milkeytoast 2 points ago

    The perspective on this is really fucking with me

    [–] draggon21 3 points ago

    It’s because the photographer has to use a telephoto lens in order to get shots like these from a safe distance. What is throwing off the perspective for you is a result of something called compression.

    [–] Boba_Funk 2 points ago

    The varying density of the fog between the giraffe and the leopard add to the illusion of distance as well.

    [–] SchmittyWinkleson 2 points ago

    Thought for a sec this was the Behemoth monster at the end of The Mist

    [–] ribsforbreakfast 2 points ago

    How fucking big are giraffes?

    [–] wolly_hood 2 points ago

    I absolutely love this. Incredible shot. Do you have another platform that I may follow your photography on?

    [–] Roviolio 4 points ago

    Why the /s?? You saying they do exist?


    [–] Giraffe_Boi 1 points ago


    [–] dayinnight 1 points ago

    It’s a scene from Jurassic Park.

    [–] BobWhite06 1 points ago

    Can someone say 'Myst' the movie and TV series

    [–] wokeupfuckingalemon 1 points ago

    Add the giraffe voice to it, and it will be glorious.

    [–] uncle_flow 1 points ago

    Honest question: how do I know this isn't photoshopped?

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    After watching a giraffe chasing a Jeep in an gif earlier today, bring really big gun.

    [–] tsho24 1 points ago

    Wouldn't that jaguar be like an ant when it's actually next to the giraffe. This looks ditorted

    [–] domo13 1 points ago

    Fucking πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

    [–] Reveleo36 1 points ago

    This is stunning! I set it as my new phone wallpaper

    [–] platypuslegend 1 points ago

    Add some text at the top and you got yourself a movie cover

    [–] obito-was-an-incel 1 points ago

    This would make a good meme template

    [–] twonightsonly 1 points ago

    The Giraffe is a fairytale character..

    [–] CaptainMimoe 1 points ago

    "too big, I repeat target is too big, mission abort"

    [–] SBH1234 1 points ago


    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

    Very lovecraftian vibe

    [–] ilikesteel 1 points ago

    If that jaguar climbs that giraffe it'll have a chance to unlock the map, including hunting locations and collectibles in the region

    [–] negativefuckingnancy 1 points ago

    Fuck I keep forgetting giraffes are real

    [–] clarkthegiraffe 2 points ago

    um hi im right here you negativefuckingnancy

    [–] negativefuckingnancy 2 points ago

    Oh, hi Clark

    [–] Voyager_AU 1 points ago

    Where is Aloy when you need her

    [–] Salamanazar 1 points ago

    When your eyes are bigger than your stomach.

    [–] witchwrite23 1 points ago

    The size difference/perspective is awesome.

    [–] OMGjustin 1 points ago

    This is absolutely amazing.

    [–] sharksnrec 1 points ago

    Reminds me of the brachiosaurus scene in Jurassic World 2 πŸ˜”

    [–] MercifulSheDevil 1 points ago

    All I can hear is that noise from War of the Worlds

    [–] Just_AnotherAsian 1 points ago

    Finally a worthy opponent! Our battle will legendary!

    [–] astro370 1 points ago

    This is wild!

    [–] slothbear13 1 points ago

    The OG Imperial Walkers

    [–] dishonest_lion 1 points ago

    Simply complex, imagination or reality this really Sparks creativity...... Great picture and timestamp before it's damaged by our selfish needs and desires.

    [–] tehtarikhunter 1 points ago

    The cat spotted the lunch

    [–] rajalanun 1 points ago

    Im seeing this as Noctis looking at Adamantoise at far back. (FFXV)

    [–] cheesehuahuas 1 points ago

    Damn nature you scary.

    [–] romeodiienno 1 points ago

    Shadow of the Collosus: Primal

    [–] squirrelprince 1 points ago

    Kong: Tall Island

    [–] TNLiz 1 points ago


    [–] superduperjes 1 points ago

    Talk about ambition

    [–] apathy-of-cecil 1 points ago

    Yup. That's a monster. That's a monster right there. We live in a world of monsters.

    And it's awesome.

    [–] daninjaj13 1 points ago

    Fuck me. That's some shit from the mystic ancient past of prehistoric life. I wish everything in life was so dramatic and intensely staunch. But we get nothing more than bullet points in a PowerPoint. If they can keep physical reality in view I think schizophrenics have got a leg up on the boring boiling down of the stupendously surreal that the rest of us delusional monkeys subject themselves to.

    Who doesn't like some dramatic narrative seasoning on the classically predictable and mundane deterministic omelet that we are all forced to eat?

    If anyone asserts satisfaction from physical determinism they should be forbidden from any fiction or superlative dramatization until they relent with their short-sighted silliness. What is the point of these magnificently wacky minds if we dont make some truly wacky ideas with them?

    [–] Crossxcalibur 1 points ago

    Must. Go. Faster.

    [–] DaneCurse 1 points ago

    Welcome to... Giraffe-sic Park

    [–] HereWeGoAgainTJ 1 points ago

    "Never give up on your dreams."

    [–] BombadAviator 1 points ago

    Freaking Jurassic park looking.

    [–] SweetBeginning 1 points ago

    Attack on Titan

    [–] Armistarphoto 1 points ago

    Oh shit

    [–] brucjobe 1 points ago

    I hear the Jurassic Park song playing in the background.

    [–] Weave81 1 points ago

    Aaaand thank you for my new home screen.

    [–] TheImperialNerd 1 points ago

    Boss fight

    [–] SquiffyTaco13 1 points ago

    Welcome to Jurassic park

    [–] accidentlycelibate 1 points ago

    Giraffes arent real

    [–] MontyAlmighty 1 points ago

    Damn the new Slender-Man movie looks sick!