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Geometric Defensive Line

Geometric Defensive Line
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Copyright: Tracey Footer (jtkitty) (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1995-06
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon EM, Kodak 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-16 12:35
Viewed: 4761
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zebras use their stripes to confuse predators by huddling together and alternating the direction they face.

This is a photo from a drive we went on while taking a break from planting trees in Amboseli National Park. The thought behind planting trees in the Amboseli is to try and slow the spreading of desertification in the area. The region is becoming increasing dry and arid due to a decision decades ago to restrict the movements of the Amboseli elephants to an inadequate tract of land. The high population density of elephants compacted the ground so that no plants can take root and the surrounding air looses moisture content. After increasing the land available to the Amboseli elephants, the park has been trying to plant native trees so that the tree roots will break up the hardened ground and the tree leaves will respirate water vapor back to the regionís atmosphere.

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great composition, tho I get dizzy when i look for too long

I have to agree with Jeroen... one can feel dizzy or at least cross eyed, looking at this image. It is very effective. Nice work... How special it must be to see such a sight in person.

Evelynn : )

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-16 14:13]

Slav Tracey,
This is very nice capture.Great composition with good sharpness and nice colors.Thanks for sharing.

Excellent capture and very interesting note,
TFS and have a nice week,

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