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Mother & Baby


Mother & Baby
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Copyright: Natley Prinsloo (Mamagolo2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 1 N: 636] (3124)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-17
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-07 11:07
Viewed: 2387
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
They say great minds think alike! Well George, I prepared my photo of these zebra’s late last night
for today’s posting never thinking that someone else would be doing exactly the same.

Enjoy and comments are welcome.

Zebras bear every year. They are pregnant for 1 year and bear one foal. Zebra foals weigh 30-35 kg. They start grazing 15 days later, but continue sucking for 6 months. The foal differentiates its mother by its smell and coloring.
Young zebras are next to their mothers for 1 or 2 years. Young male try to remove the head of the family. If he can not succeed he takes one or more females and run away on long distance to prevent the head of the family to search for the females. Female zebras pair when they are 2 years old.
Male zebras beat other males that approach the family. The meeting starts with a threat - zebras show their teeth. They strike with their front hoofs and bite the neck of the opponent. The weaker one leaves.

Source: www.worldstory.net

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...and of course inevitably an inconvenient question will be raised: Who is the Copyright holder ....George Veltchev or Natley Prinsloo ..he he he ... Good evening dear Natley ..what a nice coincidence indeed! Just the difference is that this family has been captured at Polokwane and my at North West Province ! But after all they are all the same with those black and white stripes aren't they? ..great surprise!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Hello Natley,
Hope you are well and happy Easter in advance now that its a little past midnight here in Pakistan.
Yes, indeed it is surprising that you two have come up with the same animal photos, in both cases mother with a baby and both are superb shots displaying the same species of Burchell's zebras.This is incredible! Human minds rather great minds think alike, I agree....smile.
Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful photo and thanks for your comments to my average stuff, stand obliged. Hope Carl is well too....take care you two and happy Ester....warmest regards/Abid

Hi Natley
Zebras are great and easy to photograph, but with a baby it's even better!
Imho the picture is a bit flat so I pimped it up in the WS
tfs
Tom

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 281 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-04-07 18:39]

Hello Nately,
I see we are neighbors today, only your subjects are much, much larger then mine. I never tire of viewing Zebra photos, I suppose because they are so unique in appearance. Here in Ohio we have plenty of horses, but nothing with B&W stripes, unless you consider the occasional skunk;)
Love the way the baby stands so close to it's mother, which shows how much it depends on her for protection. Truly a beautiful animal of Africa and shown very nicely in your fine image.
Ron

Bonjour Natley,
Ce qui permet de vérifier que les grands esprits se rencontrent !!!
Agréable publication pleine de tendresse valorisant bien les sujets dans leur environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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