…A Study of Botswana in Monotone II…

By: itchierfeet

Jun 30 2010

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Category: Animals, Black and White, Essay, Safari, South Africa, Travel


Focal Length:100mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 500D

Stripes – Posing for a few snaps was no problem for this Zebra in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa.  She didn’t even stop eating for the occasion.

[Canon 500D, ISO100, 1/200 @ f/5.6, 140mm, monochrome in A3]


3 comments on “…A Study of Botswana in Monotone II…”

  1. So….did you know that one of the most cost effective parts of a zebra to transport are its feet? Apparently their feet have what’s called a digital cushion made largely of adipose fat and it is so rich in calories that it makes it the best part to transport (in addition to the cranium, which has a big “pulp cavity” thanks to the nose…(They’ve made ethnoarchaeological studies of zebra body part transport by the Hadza who live in central Tanzania).

  2. Ha ha….yes…most people don’t think about eating zebras. When I was working on the rabbit section of my paper I kept going over to Arabella and examining her back foot, feeling the ankle bone and imagining how you would go about breaking the foot bones. You should have seen the looks she was giving me. I think she totally sensed what I was thinking. I had to assure her profusely that I would never skin or eat her…that I was merely imagining what hunter-gatherers were doing 27, 000 years ago…

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