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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: LINES

“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour one against another.”

Edouard Manet

Nature's Fine Lines
NATURE’S FINE LINES

I’m afraid Edouard Manet got it wrong when he said there are no lines in nature.  Exhibit A, the zebra.  I’ve chosen to respond to Cee’s Fun Photo challenge this week with some lines created by nature as seen in our African safari some years ago.

MIRROR IMAGE
MIRROR IMAGE

“Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”

Rabindranath Tagore

Although they seem a mirror image of one another above, in fact no two zebras are exactly alike, each has its own unique set of stripes.   We found them to be calm, peaceful animals, less likely to bolt when we came near to them – in most cases they seemed more curious than uncomfortable with our presence.

PUSH ME PULL YOU
PUSH ME PULL YOU

“If you do not change direction, you may wind up where you are heading.”

Lao Tzu

Some species of zebra are now endangered due to shrinking habitats and the market for their beautiful skins.  Sadly, some people would prefer to see them on the floor, the furniture or the wall than in the wild.  Hopefully, this, like the fur coat, becomes less and less fashionable every year.

HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU
HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU

“As long as we have zebras in our midst, I shall be content.”

Atlo Dogong

Me too Mr. Dogong, me too!

Thanks to Cee for her fun challenge.  To see more entries, go to http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/03/27/cees-fun-foto-challenge-lines/

 

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55 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: LINES Leave a comment

  1. I really liked the mirror images photo, especially their faces. It nearly looks like a distortion the way the lines curve out in tandem like that. I know the other one shows the close-up of the face, but the mirror images really shows how the lines are so different on the face vs. the body. Ya’ did good!

    Nancy

  2. I will never get there (too many pre-travel shots for me)..ha . So thanks for bringing these amazing critters to lifelike realization. My personal fav is ‘here’s looking at you’. Gorgeous detail. Ds

  3. Tina, I loved these shots of the wonderful zebra.  I was enthralled with them and could have watched them all day.  Beautiful.

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