Black and White and Striped All Over: Zebras

23 Feb

No other animal has a more recognizable coat than the zebra. A zebra’s stripes are as different as human fingerprints, no two are the same. Why are they striped? Well, there are only theories, which center on their utility as some form of camouflage. The patterns may make it difficult for predators to identify a single animal from a running herd and distort distance at dawn and dusk. They also might dissuade insects from having their breakfast meal on them due to insects only recognizing large areas of single-colored fur. Regardless of the why’s and wherefores’ there is no denying this herbivore’s beauty, as depicted and sometimes altered through the camera, illustration or computer rendered images below.

Photography by Chris Johns


via yayart



by Donald Rust

by Digi-ography on deviantart

1 Response to Black and White and Striped All Over: Zebras



February 23rd, 2010 at 7:18 am

Wow! Love the 4th picture!

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