The zebras were particularly lively that day at the L.A. Zoo. Something must have been up - hormones perhaps - but they were feisty and combative and anxious to exert dominance on each other. It was spring, after all, and a male's gotta do what a male always does: bully and show off.
Regardless, the constant milling and moving and nipping and butting produced some interesting images as stripes merged and parted in wild abandon. Getting tight in with the big lens really helped convey that sense of restlessness so evident that day.
I did get some nice overall shots of the zebras, which I may post another day, but I found the tight shots much more compelling in their abstraction. I'm hoping Tina finds something to inspire her as her last zebra picture was really, really good. You can find it on her blog posted on February 25, 2008.
"Salt River Cliffs" ©
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