Week 37 … #42 High/Low Key … Scar Nose

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Common Zebra, Lewa Wildlife Conservation, Kenya

I thought a zebra was a zebra was a zebra.  But on our safari this past February, I learned that Kenya has two types of zebras … the Common Zebra and the Grevy’s Zebra.  Both are endangered species and most of the world’s population is in Kenya.  Their populations have drastically gone down in places like Kenya due to poaching and loss of habitat.  Each zebra’s pattern is unique, like fingerprints.  No two are alike.  We came upon this mixed herd of Commons and Grevy’s one morning and they all took a moment to check us out.  Once deciding we were no threat, they went back to their grazing.  I thought this guy looking at us would be a good illustration for the theme “High/Low Contrast”.

Captured with Nikon 810, 150-600mm lens at 240mm, f/8.  Cropped, converted to B&W, and edited in Lightroom.