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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Protective zebra mother over her calf

Safety really matters in the perilous world of a baby zebra, keeping to the center of the herd as much as possible and dodging the large hungry jaws of cheetahs, hyenas and lions on a daily basis. The mother does the parenting and will nurse for up to 18 months and keeping a close eye on the calf.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: South Africa
Camera: Canon EOS 80D
Copyright: © Stacy Lyn