“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour one against another.”
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.
“Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.”
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.
“If you do not change direction, you may wind up where you are heading.”
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.
“As long as we have zebras in our midst, I shall be content.”
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/