|Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99)
|Date Taken: 2013-07|
|Camera: Canon 6D, Canon EF200 f/2.8L USM II|
|Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-10-12 23:23|
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|The Quagga project - South Africa|
This project, started in 1987, is an attempt by a group of dedicated people in South Africa to bring back an animal from extinction and reintroduce it into reserves in its former habitat.
When the Quagga mare at Amsterdam Zoo died on 12 August 1883, it was not realised that she was the very last of her kind. Because of the confusion caused by the indiscriminate use of the term "Quagga" for any zebra, the true Quagga was hunted to extinction without this being realised until many years later.
By selective breeding from a selected founder population of southern Plains Zebras an attempt is being made to retrieve at least the genes responsible for the Quagga’s characteristic striping pattern.
The project is aimed at rectifying a tragic mistake made over a hundred years ago through greed and short sightedness. It is hoped that if this revival is successful, in due course herds showing the phenotype of the original quagga will again roam the plains of the Karoo.
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Hello George - Beautiful atmosphere with attractive light. Zebra looks excellent against such nice BG. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar
- [2014-10-13 8:39]
Nice presentation of Zebra, very nice natural BG, nice lighting, nice composition, beautiful natural colors. Thanks for sharing.
Ciao George, lovely composition with beautiful zebra, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- [2014-10-13 16:07]
Hi George,magnificent capture and very interesting note about this project,as you know i like a lot this peinted dark style to show us some species from your country,very well done as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
as usual a great shot of yours with dramatic colours and atmosphere.