Photographer's Note

Here is another "zebra" shot taken in Etosha. You can see the distinctive brown "shadow stripe" of the Burchell’s or Plain's Zebra quite clearly .

I find wildlife photography a massive challenge. Specialist photographers spend hours watching the game, armed with their specialist equipment in order to get the "perfect shot". They are often familiar with the behavioral patterns of the animals and can anticipate much of what happens. I just take snaps! I hope you like this one.

The social behaviour of zebra is rather interesting. It is common to see zebras standing in pairs, with one's head facing the other's tale or head casually resting over the other's back. In this buddy stance, the zebras watch for predators and will mutually groom each other by nibbling the hair on the other's neck and back. The mutual grooming develops and preserves their strong family bonds

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Additional Photos by Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 84 N: 6959] (31631)
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