20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Black or White Stripes?

This photo begs the question: Are Zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? The Zebra on the left is a common zebra, while the zebra on the right is incredibly unique - no one I've spoken with (including consulting with some zebra expert biologists) have ever seen one like it. It's a true genetic anomaly "inverse" zebra. The juxtaposition of the two animals in similar poses makes the photo truly special.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Masai Mara, Kenya
Copyright: © Joe Stam