July 16, 2014

Black and White

Photograph by Jaco Marx, National Geographic Your Shot

Zebras gather by the dusty Boteti riverbed in central Botswana. After driving off the main game route, photographer Jaco Marx lay down on his stomach, surrounded by herds of migrating wildebeests and zebras, and began clicking. “After a few seconds the zebra turned away and disappeared into the thicket,” writes Marx.

Marx’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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30 comments
James Wilkinson
James Wilkinson

Wonderful pic, shows the power of B?W the impact of this pictures shines through.


Kip Keino
Kip Keino

Thoughts of Dr. Doolittle books, the best books a parent can give to a child.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

What wonderful animals, caught in a shot that is perfection. No need for color here. Lovely mist around, and plenty of water to drink.  j.e.s........

Shannon T
Shannon T

The three zebras kind of look like a progression of one zebra turning to face the camera. Very nice.

Wayne  Norman
Wayne Norman

This pic could take us all back to the early days of NG and/or Look mag.  Wonderful pic - the reflections are wonderful and fog adds to the drama of it all. Cheers and congrats.  

khalid karim
khalid karim

i like the reflection in the water and the zebras faded in the foggy background

Bikash Shrestha
Bikash Shrestha

Congratulations for a wonderful photograph.....


But the photo is very similar to another photo in photo of the day some time back...that was also Botswana B & W zebra.......does any one remember???


Yolanda Patterson
Yolanda Patterson

As modern humans we take it for granted that we turn on a faucet and we have water to drink, while animals have to still get their water from a river or lake and have to hope they do not get eaten by crocodiles! 

balkrishna jakkal
balkrishna jakkal

Just Amazing !

You feel like buying  one large led monitor devoted to displaying all these amazing clicks

24 X 7

Guy Demers
Guy Demers

Congratulations.. well done Jaco. Hi5!

Rob Williams
Rob Williams

A black and white photo of zebras..... Genius! :)

Very nice shot indeed.

Alok Das
Alok Das


awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nice black and white.

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