Grassland Respite, Masai Mara, Kenya, 2010

The Plains Zebra is one of Africa’s most adaptable grazers, a nomadic, non-territorial animal inhabiting savannah habitats like the expansive Masai Mara of Kenya. Since setting eyes on my first zebra in the wild in 2009 I have spent many hours observing and documenting them in Tanzania and Kenya, drawn to their impossibly photogenic markings.

Zebras tend to spend the bulk of their daylight hours grazing, interspersed by brief resting periods. On this hot day in the Masai Mara of Kenya, as I was exploring the vast landscape for signs of life, I homed in on a small group of zebras huddled under a tree, chins resting on each others backs. I approached cautiously, as I have found zebras to be skittish, but the zebras remained huddled, obliging my request to capture an image that depicted the boldness of their markings set against the vibrancy of their surroundings under a late morning sun.

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
Photograph Date: 2010
Medium: Chromogenic Print
Edition: 200


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