The Long Drink
This painting depicts a giraffe bent in an awkward position with its feet spread apart and head down drinking from a pool of water. This position leaves the the giraffe in an extremely vulnerable state. The giraffe is able to whip its head up and down because the veins in its neck are equipped with special valves which keep it from getting dizzy. Although its neck is over seven feet long, it only has seven bones – the same as humans or even mice – but each bone is up to one foot long.
— John Banovich