Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Zebras Between the Lines photo

A group of Zebras huddled together on the Serengeti Plain, sharing each other’s swishing tails to keep the flies at bay. Seeing between the lines, it is dizzily difficult to distinguish one individual from the other.

Apparently the swishing tails are not the zebra’s only fly defense. According to the the National Geographic, the zebra’s stripes confuse not just us but the biting flies as well.

We found again and again and again [that] the only factor which is highly associated with striping is to ban biting flies.

___Tim Caro,a biologist at the University of California, Davis

So there you have it, in black and white.

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. What a stunning pic – kind of ultimate zebra, having nothing but their colours in the frame.

    1. Ultimate zebra! I like that. Thanks for your comment and for visiting.

      1. It’s a pleasure to look at your pics. 🙂

  2. What an amazing sight this must have been to see.

  3. What a whammed of a blog! Fantastic photograph and whacky new knowledge – whoopee! 🙂

    1. To entertain and amuse, that’s me! 🙂 thanks Meredith.

  4. A real dazzle of Zebras, Ron. Great photo, and interesting facts about their stripes.

    1. Thanks Sylvia. It’s all about learning stuff, right? 😉

  5. I’m going to bring that tidbit up at my next gathering – lol. Lovely photo and great interpretation for the challenge!

    1. You.just never know what amazing bit of knowledge you may pick up around here. Thanks Maya.

  6. All them stripes make for a great graphic image – love it!

    1. Thank you Jean and thank you so much for visiting.

  7. Wonderful take on the beautiful black and whites Ron! Love it!!

  8. Stunning!! And thanks for the trivia.

  9. Amazing pictures… your work is delightful and inspiring! Congratulations 🙂

    1. Thanks for your kind words. I am happy you like my work.

  10. Beautiful picture, as always, Ron, and I learned something new as well. I never knew this about the stripes. 🙂

    1. Always striving to entertain and educate. 🙂 thanks Cathy.

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