Zebra, Amboseli National Park, Kenya by Manfred Foeger

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A chilly morning in Amboseli National Park, just minutes before sunrise:
Every day hundreds of zebras (and wildebeests) leave their roosts at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and cross the arid plains of the park to reach the lush marshland in the northern part of the reserve. Their countless hooves kick up lots of dust and when the rising sun starts to illuminate this wonderful scenery it turns into a colourful game of dust and shadows.
I waited until one of the zebras stopped for a moment at the right place and tried to capture the silhouette of the animal and to preserve the wonderful colours of the scene. The two oxpeckers on the back of the zebra are just are just the dot on the i. And the zebra's feet seem to be doubled by the shadows, not on the ground, but in the dust close to ground level.

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