21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

A mother zebra and her calf munch on grass in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. The characteristic black and white stripes that we recognize on zebras actually start out as coffee brown and white stripes- and as the calf matures, the stripes turn darker!

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Date Taken: 10.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Copyright: © Krista Soderlund