Shadows and Stripes

A photograph often begins with a dream and for many years now I have dreamt of photographing zebras from the air.

There is after all no African animal more iconic than the proverbial horse in pajamas. As so often happens in Africa, my expectations were completely exceeded and not so much by the zebras themselves, but rather by their shadows. Having photographed zebra from terra firma my entire career, I had absolutely no idea what crazy cool shadows they throw. Their long faces and erect manes were present in every frame.

These images were captured on my Bespoke Best of Botswana safari.

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