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September 2, 2012

Zebras in a peaceful moment in the landscape around Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania.

But lions and other predators thrive well in Tanzania’s national parks …..
Therefore, peace suddenly can be over. I will later show you lions hunting precisely a group of zebras. I was lucky to witness the lions hunt prey no less than twice during my safari in July 2012!
Today I’ll show how zebras have developed a smart and simple way to guard against attacks by lions: They place themselves together 3 or 4 so that they can jointly observe the whole horizon in all directions:

This group was captured in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

                             Please click on photo for a much better view :-)
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16 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2012 12:49 am

    Wonderful creatures, shot beautifully by you.

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  2. September 3, 2012 6:28 am

    Such wonderfully captured images of these lovely animals! Well done!

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  3. September 3, 2012 6:50 am

    I also think zebras are such beautiful animals – well done on spotting them in that protective and vigilant formation, Truels.

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    • September 4, 2012 9:56 pm

      I wanted a photo of a formation of 4 zebras, which I saw several times – but failed to get in the box…. So 3 was better than nothing!

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  4. September 3, 2012 7:23 am

    They reallty are very clever to sort out their own security in this way.

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  5. September 3, 2012 12:02 pm

    Sebraen er fotogen og morsom å ta bilder av!
    Flotte bilder, igjen!
    Ønsker deg en flott kveld, Truels!

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  6. September 4, 2012 5:19 am

    Great info, I mean the way how zebras protect themselves and great photos.

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  7. September 5, 2012 2:53 pm

    Aren’t they beautiful and clever ? What a great shot, Truels ! you were lucky to see so many wild animals during your trip.

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  8. September 11, 2012 1:05 pm

    How smart are they! Brilliant! 🙂

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