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Equus grevyi

Equus grevyi
Photo Information
Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mammals of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-21 7:40
Viewed: 6263
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Zebras are members of the family of the horses and the donkeys. There are three species and some subspecies. The Plains Zebra or common Zebra (Equus quagga or Equus burchelli) it is the one that has more subspecies, some extint and your distribution range is more largest, the Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra) of more restricted distribution range and the one that i show in the picture is the Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi) is the largest type, the muzzle is a tan colour with white edges, and the large, rounded ears are striped on the back.

The range is a lot reduced, It is an inhabitant of the dry semi-arid grasslands restricted to northeastern of Etiopia, and northern Kenya. The Grevy's Zebra is one of the rarest species of zebra around today, and is classified Classified as Endangered (EN A1a+2c) on the IUCN Red List 2002 and listed on Appendix I of CITES.

Photographed in dry grassland of the Shaba national reserve.

ISO 100
Focal 400.0 mm

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Hi Ferran,
Very good picture. Good wild life shot.

A very unique and wonderful "portrait" shot of this beautiful Grevy's zebra. Just wonderful lighting and you've really showcased the magnificent markings on these animals. Very nicely done.

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