Zebra Crossing, Namibia

NOVEMBER 2006 – A Zebra crosses the C38 at the Etosha National Park, Namibia. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Animals are always good canidates for a fun shot – if you’re fast enough.

For this shot, I was fast enough. We had entered the Etosha National Park in Namibia earlier that day, coming from the East through the Von Lindequist Gate entrance. First we explored the area North of the Namutoni Camp but then started our slow drive towards the Halali Camp on the C38. And suddenly there were Zebras, Zebras, and more Zebras. I took so many photos of Zebras that I had difficulties to select the best photos.

When the crowd was gone, one single Zebra followed, and I reached for the camera and I was fast enough to shoot another photo: a Zebra crossing in the Etosha National Park! How cool is that?

I think it’s a great fun shot (and not a photomontage, by the way!)

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time29-NOV-2006, 11:45
Location18°49’29.8″S 16°55’35.4″E
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure1/2650 sec at f/5.6
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4278 x 2852 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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