Why does a Zebra have stripes

Zebras are wild animals, and one of the core meanings for life is to ensure the survival of the species. To do that they have to protect their young. They older members of the herd will sacrifice themselves by putting themselves on the outside of the heard in harms way to protect the young.

One train of thought is that the stripes, when moving as a heard in unison, give the predators a hard time with focusing on one animal. The stripes are an evolutionary way of protecting and helping ensure the survival of the species....

Now who wouldn't wanna protect these two cute lil things... LOL

Come to Africa with me where we will be photographing the zebra. Check those tours here.




Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com