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Zebra faces lion in Tarangire, Tanzania This zebra is leading a pack of a few hundred other Zebras and Wildebeests. After encountering a lion couple below the tree, this Zebra takes his responsibility into the extremes. Not only is it testing the danger, it is even challenging the lions. It should be said though that the lions are in mating mode, and cause no direct danger in that state. Still, an impressive sign of leadership.  Africa,Equus quagga,Plains zebra,Tanzania,Tarangire,Tarangire National Park Click/tap to enlarge

Zebra faces lion in Tarangire, Tanzania

This zebra is leading a pack of a few hundred other Zebras and Wildebeests. After encountering a lion couple below the tree, this Zebra takes his responsibility into the extremes. Not only is it testing the danger, it is even challenging the lions. It should be said though that the lions are in mating mode, and cause no direct danger in that state. Still, an impressive sign of leadership.

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The plains zebra, also known as the common zebra, is the most common and geographically widespread species of zebra. Its range is fragmented, but spans much of southern and eastern Africa south of the Sahara. Six subspecies have been recognised including the extinct quagga which was thought to be a separate species. However, more recent research supports variations in zebra populations being clines rather than subspecies.

Similar species: Odd-toed Ungulates
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Nov 5, 2013. Captured Aug 31, 2013 09:21.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/5.6
  • 1/800s
  • ISO500
  • 400mm