Friday, September 07, 2012

Tanzania - Zebras

Northern Tanzania in August.  DH's trip summary is this:  GO.

Serengeti National Park.  Along with the animals, I loved the light and the colors in the leaves, grass and sky.  This one may be pregnant.

In Tarangire National Park.  When many zebras are close together, their stripes make it difficult for their predators to focus on one well enough to attack.  Babies have a chance of making it if they keep close to the others.

These two, above, were synchronized.  Their heads went down to eat in unison, then up.  They'd look to the right, maybe to the left, back down to eat, and up again. 

Tarangire National Park.  Smart zebras and wildebeests hang out with the elephants because the lions don't like the elephants (and the lions do like zebras and wildebeests more than you want to know).

Ngorongoro Crater.  This was a frisky bunch.   It was the cool, cloudy day (and the lions had already eaten).

When saw this picture, all I could think about was yoga class.  It's a good way for the zebras to maintain strength, balance and flexibility for playing keep away with the lions.   Even during yoga, one is "on watch" for those pesty lions.  Ngorongoro Crater.

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