Plains Zebra at Werribee Open Range Zoo
"Cheese!" ..... A plains Zebra poses for a photograph.
Zebras are equids, members of the horse family. They have excellent hearing and eyesight and can run at speeds of up to 56 kilometers per hour. They also have a powerful kick that can cause serious injury to a predator, like a lion, a hyena, or an African wild dog. Usually the lead male of the herd, called a stallion, sounds the alarm if danger is spotted and stays at the back of the group to defend against predators if necessary, while the mares (females) and foals (youngsters) run away.
Source: San Diego Zoo
Obviously they've also learned to smile when someone points a camera at them!
This photograph was taken with an Olympus Pen EP-3, using an Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-160mm f4-5.6 lens set at 82mm, with f11 stop and 1/320 sec exposure time at ISO 200.
Plains Zebra at Werribee Open Range Zoo – Jürgen Strauss Photography