Zebras (Equus quagga – Shona: duve) drinking at a pan. The younger animal facing the other way was a touch skittish and uneasy. The photographer was well hidden on a nearby ant hill with tree and brush coverage, yet the calf was not happy with taking a drink. Water hole competition is an issue, especially during the period before the first rains. Away to the right of the shot a couple of kudu antelope were moving in and this may have added to the general uneasiness. This is yet another shot taken close to midday; not the best time to take pictures. The composition of this shot is far from excellent, the object being slap in the middle of the frame. Cropping of the heads of the principle five zebras and converting this to monochrome provides for a more aesthetic and creative solution to composition. For that, you will have to wait until tomorrow!
(Canon 7D; f/5; 1/250sec; ISO-100; 210mm)
Picture ©2010 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography