Ngorongoro Crater

The final game drive of my safari, in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater.

CFFC: The Letter Z

Zebra – Variations on a Theme

Harem of Burchell’s zebra, or plains zebra, grazing in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Burchell’s zebra are distinguished by light brown stripes running inside the lines of their black and white striped pattern.  Plains zebra prefer open grasslands and watering holes and often mix with other species. Burchell’s zebra are highly social, forming harems with a single stallion, several mares, and their foals. Harems may form large herds. The plains zebra is the most common of three zebra species, and it is the most geographically widespread.

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In The Background

The Watering Hole

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Zebra and Springbok at watering hole, Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Connection

Zebra Connection

Zebra Connection

Zebra Connection

Last summer when I toured Etosha National Park in Namibia, I was surprised by the relaxed and affectionate physical connections between zebras. In Etosha, many of the plains zebra live small family groups called harems.

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A Photo A Week Challenge: From the Back

Sassy Stripes

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Sassy Stripes

Part of a plains zebra harem walking away from the camera. Taken in Etosha National Park, Namibia.

A Photo A Week Challenge: From the Back

Silent Sunday

Plains Zebra in Etosha

Plains Zebra in Etosha

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