DAILY PHOTO: Grazing Zebras

Taken in June of 2017 in Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls) National Park

DAILY PHOTO: Wildebeest

Taken in April of 2017 in Mosi-Oa-Tuniya National Park, Zambia

Taken in May of 2017 in Amboseli National Park, Kenya

DAILY PHOTO: Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Taken in May of 2017 at Kalimba Reptile Park outside Lusaka

DAILY PHOTO: Creatures of Victoria Falls National Park

Impala — you can tell by the “M” on their backsides

 

Baby in a tree

 

Gazelle (I think a Puku Gazelle, but I’m no expert.)

 

Water Monitor

 

Warthog

 

Baboon, mother and baby

 

Cape Buffalo

 

Taken in April of 2017 in Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls) National Park; Zebra

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.