It’s All in Black and White



Another record shot, I am afraid, but the burning question is whether this would have been better in monochrome or not. Perhaps the most ‘contrasty’ animal in Africa, the zebra (apparently reclassified to be known as Equus quagga – formerly Equus burchelli), an ungulate, may be found in many parts of the central and eastern part of the continent. Stallions have the wonderful delight of running harems, but this is actually quite hard work involving the abduction of fillies and fighting of suitors with similar interests in the same young ladies. Once they have build up a family, the stallion play an active role defending its patch. Predators, including lions, hyena and wild dog are known to take zebra, risking serious injury from being hooved by these hard kicking beasts.
(Canon 50D; f/5,6; 1/250sec; ISO-160; 260mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

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One thought on “It’s All in Black and White

  1. Colour to me is better, gives an idea of the Zebra’s environment, however would have liked the background to have been more blurred, thus enhancing the head.

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