Racing Stripes by Scott Carr

Plains Zebras (Equus quagga)

A magical moment in the Ngorongoro Crater when something seemed to be happening in every direction, it was such a buzz.

Zebras are generally slower than horses, but their great stamina helps them outpace predators.

Cover of my African Mammals calendar.

Ngorongoro Crater,
Click here to view the map

Camera Info
Canon 40D
Canon 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM at 400mm
ISO 400, 1/1000 sec at f/9.1

Featured in Mozambique and Neighbouring Countires, Your Magic Place, Indigenous to East & Southern Africa, Animals of Africa, African Art and Photography, If It Moves, Shoot It, Beach, River and Lake Treasures, Wildlife of Southern Africa, Depth of Field, Let Animals Stay Free, Most Favourites, African Beauty, Nature Photography Challenge, Calendar Shop, The World, Post Cards – Destinations, in the RB Featured Photography and on the RB homepage

Challenge Winner of “November 2010 Avatar Challenge” for All Things in the Natural World, “2011 Winner” for Let Animals Stay Free, “Alphabet Legs – Creatures Beginning with ‘Z’” for Nature Photography Challenge and “Zebras – May 2011 Avatar” for Wild Africa

Top Ten in “Your Most Viewed WE 03/12/10” for Challenge Café, “Group Avatar Challenge for March” for For the Love of Animals, “Your Photo of 2010” for Amazing Wildlife

1195 views, 105 favorites (14 Aug 2011)

Scott is a part-time freelance photographer based in Adelaide (South Australia). He is passionate about shooting a range of subjects, from macros and wildlife to landscapes and portraits. Scott enjoys travelling and capturing the world as he sees it through his photos. His recent trips have taken him throughout areas of Australia, Africa and the Middle East. He has been a successful exhibitor in both local and national photographic competitions, having won numerous awards for his endeavours.

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  • laurav
    lauravover 4 years ago

    Fab capture of these, love the background!

  • Thank you Laura :)

    – Scott Carr

  • lucin
    lucinover 4 years ago

    Thank you for taking me here. Wonderous.

  • Your welcome Lucin. Thank you for your kind words.

    – Scott Carr

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyover 4 years ago

    Lake Nakuru?

  • No it’s actually Lake Magadi Scott. The flamingoes certainly suggest Nakuru, but I haven’t been there… hopefully some day :)

    – Scott Carr

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Superb image, Scott!

  • Thanks David, appreciate it.

    – Scott Carr

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago


  • Thanks for your comment.

    – Scott Carr

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A wonderful sight!

    20 August 2010 (one image per day)

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture with perfect reflections!

  • Thank you kindly Magaret

    – Scott Carr

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thanks Martina

    – Scott Carr

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 4 years ago

    Awesome shot!

  • Cheers mate

    – Scott Carr

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago

    absolutely amazing:)) FANTASTIC

  • Wow, thank you so much Tereza :D

    – Scott Carr

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