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Canon 60D, Canon 100-400L, 400mm, 1/400, f10, ISO 1250

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A zebra (Equus quagga) foal and it’s mother enjoy a moment of play with each other. Stallions in particular use biting as a very succesful weapon in fights over the rights for a mares affections. They can inflict surprisingly serious wounds on each other in matches of strength and endurance whose outcome can take hours to decide.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Although Canadian by birth, I grew up in Africa and from an early age travel became a regular part of my life. As a result I developed an early passion for my two great loves, Africa and aviation. Being fortunate to return to Africa every year with our own safari company “Explorations Africa”, all of my photos of wildlife are taken in their natural and unstaged settings. Please visit us at www.explorationsafrica.com

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Very cute capture. Well seen.

  • Thanks very much Bunny!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • JoyceKeevil
    JoyceKeevilabout 2 years ago

    The tenderness you have captured in this shot is beautiful. Lucky you to be their to capture this moment.

  • Thanks so much Joyce! I consider myself extremely fortunate and particularly enjoy the tenderness that is often displayed in zebra relationships.

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Lynda Harris
    Lynda Harrisabout 2 years ago

    Dan, I love this! Great job!!!

  • Thanks for dropping by and commenting Lynda….much appreciated!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 2 years ago

    ripper capture dan :)

  • Any idea how much I had to pay them to hold that pose???=)

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 2 years ago

    Great interaction Dan, well captured!!

  • Thanks very much Macky!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Robyn Carter
    Robyn Carteralmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Work – Congratulations :)

  • Thank you very much Robyn!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 2 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thank you very much Elizabeth!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Superb capture Dan..love it.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thanks so much Derek!

    – Dan MacKenzie

  • Randy Turnbow
    Randy Turnbowalmost 2 years ago

    Love it…well done…who won? The striped one?

  • Lol….thanks Randy….I think it was the black one….no, it was the white one.

    – Dan MacKenzie

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