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Close up of an African Zebra taken at Buenos Aires Zoo.

Probably one of the most interactive and best kept zoos I have ever visited. Animals are looked after quite well, and are being raised in captivity to save them from extinction. The zoo allows a percentage of their profits for conservation of the Argentinian wildlife.

While I’m not sure I agree with animals being caged for any reason, it is nice to know that this zoo is here for many reasons, including conservation.

Cropped original image and increased the contrast and brightness slightly.

Many thanks to Shelly Heibert for creative help with the title for this one!

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thank you very much Denis!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Tamara Cornell
    Tamara Cornellover 5 years ago

    fantastic image! well done! :)

  • Cheers Tamara! Thanks for the visit :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 5 years ago

    I love zebras and this close-up is fantastic! :)

  • Thanks so much Sharon, I love them too, so calm and unique!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • fruitcake
    fruitcakeover 5 years ago

    spot on!!! or is the stripe… love it…

  • Haha, many thanks to you fruitcake!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Melinda Gaal
    Melinda Gaalover 5 years ago

    beautiful. love the close up of him.

  • Thank you very much Melinda :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    LOVE the composition of this Andrew! Almost has an abstract feel to it. Great contrast of the black and white, and hey…kinda dig your title haha! Noice work mate! (i am turning australian!)

  • Haha, I’ll send you some Vegemite :) Thanks so much Shelly, very nice title indeed, I’d still be sitting here thinking of it, if not for you!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • micklyn
    micklynover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work!!

  • Thanks very much micklyn :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBover 5 years ago

    Love it! Beautiful image :))

  • Thank you Felicity! Appreciate the visit :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

    JUSTARTover 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks so much J :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 5 years ago

    I LOVE it!!!!!

  • Thanks very much Daisy!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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