Sunday, September 25

Dazzled by zebra


Of all the unusual collective names for animals, I think my favourite must be the "dazzle" of zebra. These stunning looking animals are usually high on the "must see" list of my guests and I am always happy to go looking for them.


Kruger has a substantial population of the Plains zebra (Equus burchellii) but as they prefer open areas they are most numerous on the central plains, and a bit harder to find in the bush country of the south and north.

Here are just a few of my favourite photos, taken over the last 3 years, for you to enjoy........








9 comments:

Lonicera said...

I shall definitely go around saying "Do you know what the collective noun for zebras is?" What a lovely expression.
And your zebra pics are stunning - I've never seen a zebra foal either in the wild or the zoo, so that's really special.
Caroline

Coral Wild said...

Hi Caroline, thanks for the comment. Some of my older posts also have photos of baby zebra - hit the tag/label "zebra" and you might find them.
Sue

Lonicera said...

Found one from Dec 2010 (road to Satara). They're so perfect! On my one visit to Kruger in 1984 when I saw a 'dazzle' of them, I was struck by how different they were to horses. They were noisy, nipped at each other and pranced about a lot - and seemed to squeal rather than neigh. However, come to think of it I expect horses are like this in the wild...
What a unique position you're in to be able to take so many stunning photographs. Really enjoy them.
Caroline

Coral Wild said...

Thanks Caroline - yes, I think I have the best job in the world :)

slowvelder said...

Just love Zebbies :)

Coral Wild said...

Yes Jackie - you are lucky that you live close to the part of Kruger where they are most common :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Coral .. this is great to have found you and I do hope you'll be able to update us with wonderful sightings from the bush ..

Wonderful to have found .. and love your photos and the Dazzle of Zebra ..

Hope I can comment - embedded comments are disappearing fast around the internet - pop-up ones are fine .. and if I can't I'll email you ..

Cheers - Hilary
http://www.positiveletters.com

Joyful said...

I love zebras. I've taken a few pics myself in Kenya on safari. I didn't know they were called a 'dazzle' in a group though. It's good to learn new things.

Coral Wild said...

Thanks Joyful :) yes zebra's are stunning creatures, not easy to photograph though....
One of my Mammal books has a long list of collective names - it make's fascinating reading.
Sue