DAILY PHOTO: A Zeal of Zebra Walks by the River

Taken in April of 2017 at Chobe National Park

DAILY PHOTO: Spur-Winged Goose on the Prowl

I was going to call this “Duck – duck – goose [-goose]” until I discovered that the smaller birds are also geese (i.e. Egyptian Geese)

 

A Spur-winged Goose hunting

 

Two Spur-winged geese in a row; Taken in the Chobe River between Botswana and Namibia in April of 2017

DAILY PHOTO: Eyed by an Adolescent Elephant

Taken in April of 2017 in Chobe National Park, Botswana

DAILY PHOTO: White Stork Imitates Daniel-San

Taken in Chobe National Park, Botswana in April of 2017

DAILY PHOTO: Napping Hippos

Taken in April of 2017 on the Chobe River between Botswana and Namibia

 

DAILY PHOTO: Why the Zebra Has Stripes

Taken in April of 2017 in Mosi Oa Tunya (Victoria Falls) National Park

 

Chobe National Park, Botswana

 

I heard a person — looking at a solitary zebra — say, “That is horrible camouflage! How is it not extinct?”

The answer is found by looking at zebras in a group. When they run in a herd, it becomes impossible for a predator to distinguish one from another. Heads merge with hindquarters merging with a shoulder.  They become an amorphous monochromatic cluster with nothing to bite onto.