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Grevy's Zebras

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 19 July 2017 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Grevy's zebras have big heads and large rounded ears. Their coats have dazzling narrow stripes that wrap around each other in a concentric pattern and are bisected by a black stripe running down the spine. They grow up to nine feet long, weigh up to 990 pounds, and stand up to almost five and a half feet at the shoulder.

The Grévy's zebra, also known as the imperial zebra, is the largest and most threatened of the three species of zebra, the other two being the plains zebra and the mountain zebra.

Historically, the Grevy’s zebra inhabited the semiarid scrublands and plains of Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Kenya in East Africa. However, due to rapid declines in their population, they are now confined to the Horn of Africa, primarily Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya.

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NIKON D5500 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 200 150 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Great animal. It is a pity that their habitats are threatened by habitation and even wars.

19 Jul 2017 5:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow what a great focus..
I hope they multiply and spread all over the world ! Alarmed at reading what you have written here !

19 Jul 2017 6:16am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice scene, Nature is wonderful.

19 Jul 2017 6:20am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle scène de vie !

19 Jul 2017 7:32am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture of the rare animal.

19 Jul 2017 9:05am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well composed with the hesitant hoof

19 Jul 2017 9:33am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!

19 Jul 2017 9:42am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A superb image of this Zebra. It is a grate shame these animals are in decline. 5*

19 Jul 2017 11:46am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing !

19 Jul 2017 12:59pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love this. It is precious!

19 Jul 2017 2:32pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A wonderful capture of this drinking moment. I like the choice you made to include parts of the zebra, but not everything.

19 Jul 2017 3:02pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The tight framing has even convinced me that you were in Africa!!

19 Jul 2017 6:17pm

Steven from United States

Great close-up moment captured here!! Thank you for the explanation of the three species of zebras.

19 Jul 2017 6:39pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


20 Jul 2017 8:13am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful creature. It's good they are being preserved.

20 Jul 2017 4:41pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Nice frame Barbara!!!!

20 Jul 2017 6:17pm

1/320 second
ISO 200
150 mm (35mm equiv.)