Pictures of zebra taken near water are often interesting
- the black and white stripes reflect well, providing
visually appealing results.
So if you find a group of zebra near a water-hole,
it's worth waiting a while. Capturing five or six of them
drinking together, their bowed heads reflecting on the
water, will make a memorable picture.
The photo of the zebra foal (end of row 2) has been
included for curiosity value. Low light required a slow
shutter speed and as I clicked, the foal suddenly moved,
its head and tail a blur of stripes.
The result, although unintentional, suggests the
skittishness of the young foal.
Camera Equipment Tips
In popular nature reserves zebra become habituated to people and vehicles, so will often come close.
A telephoto zoom lens in the 70-200mm or 70-300mm range will be fine in most cases, giving options of group
shots to portraits.
Superzoom digital cameras with fixed 24x (or more) zooms
are ideal as you've got options from wide angle right through to long telephoto, while also offering image-stabilized lenses.
More About Zebra
You can find out more about these interesting animals
from the Zebra Information page.
1.Pair of zebra, Tala Reserve, South
2.Lone zebra under tree, Tala Reserve,
3.Zebra grazing, Tala Reserve,
1.Lone zebra, Tala Game Reserve, S.Africa
2.Zebra stallion and youngster, Tala Reserve,
3.Skittish zebra foal, Tala Reserve,
1.Zebra pair grazing, Tala Game
2.Lone zebra, Umfolozi GR,
3.Zebra group drinking, Mkuzi GR, S.Africa
1.Lone zebra, Umfolozi Game Reserve, S.Africa
2.Curios zebra, Tala Game Reserve, S.Africa
3.Zebra on the run, Lower Zambezi NP, Zambia
1.Zebra duo in green grass, Tala Reserve, S.Africa
2.Group of zebra, winter, Kruger Park, South Africa
3.Zebra pair, Kruger National Park, South Africa
1.Zebra in late afternoon sun, Tala Reserve,
2.Zebra at water-hole, Umfolozi Reserve,
3.Zebra at water-hole, Umfolozi Game
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