April 4, 2013

Zebras, Serengeti

Photograph by Giulio Zanni, My Shot

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Image taken in the Serengeti in Tanzania during the migration period. Zebras and wildebeest were gathering on the edge of the river, waiting for the right moment to cross.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)


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96 comments
SANDRA CHAPMAN
SANDRA CHAPMAN

Beautiful in black and white and especially capturing the dust adds to the beauty of the photo.

CS Liao
CS Liao

Love the treatment of the foreground and the background, just made the Zebras standout from the photo.

mon mon
mon mon

Amazing photo! Beautiful animals! Love it.

Barbara Ewart
Barbara Ewart

'right moment'? the river is rife with crocodiles just waiting for an errant migrant to swim for it!
beautiful picture & I envy you being able to see this for yourself. 

Nicole Wetzel
Nicole Wetzel

One of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen of wild life!  

Shannon T
Shannon T

The mist makes this photo a bit eerie, like something evil is about to emerge. I love it.

Denise Aulie
Denise Aulie

The layering in this photo impresses me from the clear, stark zebras in the foreground, up through the dust, the silhouetted grey trees and billowing clouds.  You got it all and B & W was the indicated choice.   Congrats Giulio.  Add me to your growing list of fans.  

Laine Stewart
Laine Stewart

 Shouts outs to the zebras posing in... is that DUST, or fog? I can't tell.

K. Vitug
K. Vitug

Just asking, are zebras and wildebeests mutual animals? I noticed them not being hostile to each other.

Philip Graves
Philip Graves

Awesome picture...it really captures the intensity of nature

Kathleen Snyder
Kathleen Snyder

I would love to purchase a print of this picture that I can frame.

Giulio Zanni
Giulio Zanni

Thank for all your comments. You can see more of my work at www.giuliozanni.com

Tabitha Sage
Tabitha Sage

Can the Zebras see through all that fog? Why are the Zebras just staying there, I thought that they would run away if you got that close?

Micaela Mustache
Micaela Mustache

This photo is VERY nice.I love how the photo is just black and white. Also like how the fog is covering the zebras.

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

There are SO many things that I love about this photo, like how the zebras blended in to their background and that that the photographer was able to take the picture up close, But what really tied it together was how the zebras faded in to the fog.

Isaiah The Hottie
Isaiah The Hottie

This is an amazing picture that you took. I like the way the fog covers the zebras in the back, it makes the look mysterious. How did you take this photo with out alrting the zebras to stampede?

B. slender man
B. slender man

This photo is a great photo because of the way you got the zebra in one place. Also the way you got the colors in the back around it looks like a black and white movie.

Ayisha Christmas
Ayisha Christmas

Wow, this photo is amazing! The fog in the background really sets the mood. It also brings out the zebras' stripes, the white looks a lot brighter. I've always wanted to go and see wild animals just roaming around, and not in a zoo. 

Shai Shai
Shai Shai

The trees seem flat... They look AMAZING! The zebras bunched together, facing different directions look AMAZING!

Is it fog or dust blowing in the air?

Giulio Zanni
Giulio Zanni

@K. Vitug zebras follow the wildebeests during the migration. However, I have seen them just in the Serengeti and not in the second part in the Masai Mara

Giulio Zanni
Giulio Zanni

@Tabitha Sage They just follow the herd when one decides to cross. They are pausing on the bank of the river until they reach a critical mass for crossing

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