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On the range with the Bison in Yellowstone National Park.
The Swan Sea
King of Pride Rock
The Forbidden Fruit
dandelions everywhere
Sunset view to relax
Lightning Bolt
A Hug From Mom
Wildebeest Sunset
Nectar Nemesis
The Zebra And The Oxpecker
Nature meets architecture
Breathtaking Mountaintop Sunset
The beauty in a cats eyes
Winter Frost on Sandia Crest
The Pongon Tso (Lake)
Vegas Rekindle
Winnowing Corn
Molaska's home....
Looking at Amoudi Bay
mare and gelding meet for the first time
14th Annual Photo Contest
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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© Yaron Schmid.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2015
Total Views: 2230
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 19, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
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