One of my images taken for my latest series up close and personal

It was an absolute pleasure to photograph this wonderful fellow.

A Plains zebra has rather broad stripes, especially towards its rump, with colour ranging from black to dark brown. There may be a brown ‘shadow stripe’ between a black and white stripe.

Plains zebra are social animals. They form family groups of stallion, several mares and foals, and unattached males form bachelor groups. In seasonally dry areas such as the Serengeti in Tanzania, small families of plains zebra gather to form large herds. Staying together as families within the herd, they travel up to 800 km each year in an annual migratory trek that returns to the Serengeti.

Because of the prevalence of predators, Plains zebra are restless and alert, and very vocal. They make a barking sound. There is always a family member awake to watch out for predators.

Canon 5d mark II
70-200mm L


  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 2 years ago

    beautiful :)

  • Thank you Karin, i always appreciated your thoughts.

    – caradione

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    This pattern is like an eye, excellent image and so very different ;o)x

  • Truly appreciate your support Josie, thank you.

    – caradione

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    When we look at zebras from afar, the first thin we notice are their stripes – like the stage make-up on a performer’s face. Up close and personal, we can see much more in their eyes. Very lovely capture caradione.

  • Many thanks to you Mui-Ling for such a lovely thought..

    – caradione

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