The most abundant species on the African plains, you can’t drive far into the bush without running into a zebra or two or twenty. They’re beautiful, graphic, and the perfect muse for black and white photography – plus the babies are flat-out adorable.
For those, like me, who love zebras, these images are for you…
I guess he thought I was funny looking
This scene took place near a watering hole that was 100 hundred yards from my tent in Tanzania
Circling each other in a watering hole the stripes on these zebra made a wonderful pattern
Ahhhh…. nothing like a good roll in the dirt first thing in the morning! Rolling scratches any itches while the dirt helps to keep a zebra cool and insects at bay
There are three type of zebra: Burchelle’s or plains zebra found in East Africa; Grevy’s found in Northern Kenya, and Equus or mountain zebra found in southern and southwestern Africa
When a female has a baby, she’ll keep the other members of the herd away for a few days until the foal recognizes her by sight, sound and smell.
A small herd with one mega-pregnant female on the left. These Burchelle’s zebra have a 12-month gestation period
Zebra’s within a family have a hierarchical structure. The alpha mare will lead the others single file behind her
Zebra nips the ear of its watering hole companion in Kenya
Apparently this zebra needs a dentist
Three young zebra resting on each other face in different directions to keep a lookout for predators
I always chuckle when I see zebra drinking. They get so close it looks as if they are literally trying to drink the same water.
The stripe patterns on zebra are like our fingerprints – utterly unique
A zebra family will protect each other. If one is injured by a predator the others will surround it to block another attack
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Zebra fun facts taken from the World Wildlife Fund website