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Neck and Neck 
Photograph by Anup and Manoj Shah

Nibbling neighbors, two plains zebras (Equus burchelli) groom each other, tugging with teeth to remove flies and ticks. Such mutual skin care cleans hides and, most important, strengthens social bonds between these gregarious mammals. The pair was caught in the act in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater, but this species is found throughout much of southern and eastern Africa. Herds of plains zebras numbering in the hundreds are known for their great circular migration through Tanzania and Kenya in search of food.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 600mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Early morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special Equipment: Tripod



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