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The Zebra and the Oxpecker

Driving by herds of zebras, I noticed the oxpeckers would settle on their backs, but would fly away when they heard my car. I asked my driver to turn off the engine, and we waited. Within a few minutes, the oxpeckers returned and landed on the zebras' backs. I looked for a nice way to "frame" the bird, and found this: between two zebras. I love how the beak pops between the lines. I like to photograph common things like this oxpecker or a zebra and make them stand out in an unusual way.

TAGS: Kenya, Nature, Safari, Wildlife, Zebra

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New York, New York, United States of America
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© Yaron Schmid.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
Total Views: 2045
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 19, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO1000
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PHOTO LOCATION Maasai Mara, Kenya