Zebra, Namibia

NOVEMBER 2006 – Zebra, Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Let’s be honest. You will know many animals just from visits to the zoo. That’s because you don’t want to encounter them in the streets of your neighborhood. None of them. A polar bear? Nice to look at in the zoo, not so nice when you meet him in your garage. (Just ask the people of Churchill in Canada.) And it’s even true for Zebra. Imagine the chaos that would break lose if they’d walk across your local highway. Not good.

All the more it is exciting to see animals pretty close in their natural environment. This is exactly what you get at the Etosha National Park in Nambia. You just enter the park with your own car or truck, or as part of a guided tour, and you’ll see wild animals already on the first Mile.

And you’ll be stunned. Photo opportunities galore! Now I was really happy about my 100-400 mm tele lens, so I could capture this Zebra in a perfect position. The Zebra was relaxed and had not yet noticed us, and it would not just stare at us to observe our movements. I love the contrast between the black and white fur and the green background. Awesome.


The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-NOV-2006, 10:27
LocationEtosha National Park, Namibia
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
ISO200
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3328 x 4992 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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