The light was almost gone when we came upon this gathering of Grevy’s zebras. They are the largest and most northerly members of the zebra family, distinguished by their large round ears, close-set stripes, and plain white undercarriages. They inhabit the dry savannah and bush of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia.
When we spotted them again there was too much light – full on midday sun. But you can see the tip of Mount Kenya in the background. Astonishing to know it is 17,000 feet tall and that this is all you see of it from Lewa Downs.
35 thoughts on “Exemplars Of The Stripy Kind”
oh that first photograph, the light is perfect to showcase these fabulous creatures
They had arranged themselves so very nicely.
Hope you thanked them!!
Absolutely – even now. One of those moments!
Wonderful photos 😀
Very different to the South Luangwa zebras.
Yes, very much their own zebra, Grevy’s. Slightly different life-styles too, living in small female groups with foals, and males in bachelor herds until they can secure a territory.
Matriarchs rule the groups in Zambia, too. Wider stripes with no grey line between and a fancy design over the base of their tails. Stripes continue down the legs and around the belly
they are beautiful animals! love the second photo! 🙂 🙂
Stunning photos Tish, what a beautiful animal this zebra is!
It is a lovely creature, I agree, Agnes.
That first shot is smashing.
Horses in pajamas!
Like it! Horses in pajamas.
You mean you have never heard this term?
That is a fantastic shot! Wow!
Trick of the camera or Tish magic- they seem to shimmer as I scroll down 🙂 🙂
Reckon it’s those magic stripes! 🙂
Aren’t they something with those big round ears! I will admit I did not know there were different kinds of zebras. Your photo is perfect. As if the zebra is posing for you and perfectly framed by the zebra gang.
They DID pose, Sue. And yes those ears. Our guide said he called them Mickey Mouse ears.
That’s a perfect name for them.
Quite lovely and quite a lovely shot of them as well. Thanks.
Thank you, Janet.
Beautiful photos, Tish.
I would dearly love to see Grevy’s Zebra in the wild, and in such awesome surroundings!
Almost an ‘out of this world’ scenario, isn’t it.
Spectacular! Space is so much bigger in Africa.
It IS, isn’t it.
To steal from Douglas Adam… really big!
We’ve just been re-listening to the radio version of Hitchhikers. It felt like a return to SANITY – how bizarre is that!