Zebras are fascinating animals. A simple pattern in two colours, yet so effective. Warning and confusing in one. It is said, that this pattern makes it hard to concentrate on one particular victim to chase. It works for me.
I am not an Atten-pro, but it’s not hard to work out, that the ‘zebra crossing’ idea originated from these horselike mammals.
Zebra crossing to perfection. Checking if no other zebra is driving along,
and discussing it with friends.
Having a good laugh as well.
In small herds, they can be found anywhere in South Luangwa National Park.
Mostly seen around lagoons and waterholes to drink, eat and with open space.
This gives predators less opportunity to sneak up to.
Most groups had at least one foal trying to keep up with her family.
These are particularly cute. Uncertain about the world around them, I just can’t stop taking photos of them. They are very photogenic.
This one got irritated by the birds, cleaning their fur from parasites.
Now and then, play fights break out.
This slightly larger zebra was picking on his younger family member.
Biting around the neck area signals dominance. But no one likes that.
When the dispute erupts, each one tries to bite the legs and topple the other over.
Agility and strength is the key here.
Sometimes, things got a bit heated.
These two grown zebras had a dominance issue to resolve.
One is always more agile than the other.
These scenes weren’t often witnessed and adrenaline restored quickly.
Zebras often photobombed my camera.
Concentrating on a particular animal, zebras came out of nowhere to play their own starring role.
Crawshay’s zebras up here have thinner stripes all around the body, extending to their hooves.
They are a subspecies of their South African relatives.
This gives a more surreal spectrum on photos, particularly taken in black and white. It seems that each individual has the exact same pattern.
Even from behind, another favorite pose of mine.
The stripes extend almost perfectly into the mane, which stands up perfectly.
A punk zebra. Add a pair of sunnies and this one would be really cool.
Driving a car with zebra patterns has just deepened my fascination with zebras.
3 thoughts on “Zebras at South Luangwa National Park, Zambia”
Fascinating creatures. When you really study them, you can see that their stripes are like our fingerprints; similar but but with their own unique identity.
Fascinating and cool…