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@@Tdgraves monitor resolution perhaps? ;)

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Fantastic light there at ManaPools Morkel.

This is Etosha, near Okaukuejo. The tattoo artist clearly fell asleep! I believe he's been spotted (?) a few times.

The second shot is Rietvlkei Dam near Pretoria, at sunrise.

 

 

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@@JohnT that's a very unusual zebra. Do you know more about it?

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I was going to ask the same Matt! I have never seen a zebra like that before.

Is it a different kind or just a reeeaally massive "birth mark" of some sort?....

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Seems a regular thing in Etosha - check out the foal in my Etosha sunrise shot higher up in the thread - looks the same!

Think it's just a genetic thing in a certain line of zebras. Pigmentation variation.

 

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@@Game Warden; @@Sar4h

I can only imagine that, similar to the one that JD5000 posted, this is some sort of genetic throw back, perhaps similar to what causes albino specimens in other species.

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All very interesting! I wonder if they have more difficult surviving in the wild... Predators are very clever and will go for weaker pray - I wonder if they see this as a weakness. Nature continues to fascinate!

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These 2 were taken at Okaukuejo Waterhole, Etosha NP in August 2012

 

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Love this picture @@Treepol ! Spot the odd one out!

 

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ID wanted...These pictures were taken at the swamp area in Tarangire NP in late Sept. 2014. Grevy's zebra was one suggestion but it doesn't look like the pictures in the Field Guide. It was the only one among many Plains zebras and she looked pregnant. Is it just an unusual Plains zebra, a Grevy's or another type of zebra?

 

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There's a comedian in every bunch....

 

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Three Amigos

 

Cape Mountain Zebra, Klein Karoo

 

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Kanga Pan, Mana Pools NP, Zimbabwe

 

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A word in your ear...

 

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Equus grevyi at Day's End



Photographed at 5:15 pm on 28 April, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 800, 1/5000 sec., f/4, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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After the exhilaration of having observed my first leopard — of several observed throughout this particular safari — there was a triumphant sense that being back in Africa was what I enjoyed more than all else.



The safari van slowly rolled to stop as a small group of Equus grevyi, Grevy's Zebra, were around the track. Watching this zebra slowly walk past reminded me that for them, there are no days off and no holidays, as every moment constitutes a hard-won victory against inevitable death and oblivion.


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Great pics folks!

 

Two stallions fighting at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in South Africa.

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Great pics folks!

 

Two stallions fighting at Rietvlei Nature Reserve in South Africa.

 

~ @@Morkel Erasmus

 

I especially like the plants shown within the same narrow focal zone as the zebras.

The clear image of the eyes provides a sense of energy.

Very nice!

Tom K.

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From Mouth to Ear



Photographed at 8:09 am on 9 February, 2014 at Lake Nakuru, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


ISO 800, 1/3200 sec., f/2.8, 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.


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The morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park began with passing an open area where zebra were grazing. The oxpecker appeared to be telling the zebra the latest news.


What brought a smile at the time was how the zebras ear kept turning back, as if actually listening to the small birds chatter — inter-species communication not unlike its human counterpart.

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Grazing Grevy's Zebras with a Reticulated Giraffe



~ Photographed on 22 July, 2015 at 3:38 pm in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.



ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/800 sec., 400mm focal length, handheld Manual exposure.



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Soon after entering Samburu National Reserve, following a non-stop drive from Meru National Park, we spotted large Beisa Oryx herds, accompanied by Grevy's Zebra.



A few Reticulated Giraffe were present, completing what might be regarded as a typical Samburu species mix. Seeing them felt like home on my fourth Samburu visit.



This zebra trio were grazing together, moving in slow unison. Friends? Relatives? Or no more than a momentary grouping of no particular significance?




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Grevy's Zebra at the Ewaso Nyiro River



Photographed at 10:31 am on 29 April, 2014 in Samburu National Reserve, Kenya, using an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super-telephoto lens.


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When a small family group of Grevy's Zebra walked past where we were parked, we observed them hesitantly approach the Ewaso Nyiro River to quench their thirst.


Their hesitancy was wholly understandable, as a lion pride regularly rests in the shade there, watching the comings and goings of those seeking fresh water.

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Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra zebra)

 

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@@cbrans I've just seen your question

 

ID wanted...These pictures were taken at the swamp area in Tarangire NP in late Sept. 2014. Grevy's zebra was one suggestion but it doesn't look like the pictures in the Field Guide. It was the only one among many Plains zebras and she looked pregnant. Is it just an unusual Plains zebra, a Grevy's or another type of zebra?

 

The plains zebra Equus quagga is the only zebra species in Tarangire and for that matter Tanzania the animal in your photos is just an unusual individual with an odd stripe pattern, zebras with similarly unusual stripes can occur in all plains zebra populations.

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Being examined by a Sabi Sands zebra

 

 

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Grevy's/plains zebra hybrid, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya - November 2013:

 

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Grevy's/plains zebra hybrid next to a plains zebra, Sosian Ranch, Kenya - Feb 2014:

 

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