Friday, April 3, 2009
Thanks to all who bid!
This painting is 5 x 7", oil on board, unframed
Africa is the land of camouflage and after our first trip to Kenya we would tell our friends "You don't know what camouflage is until you've been to Africa." Mark and I remember being a little embarrassed on our first game drive in the bush when our driver pointed out an elephant, not really that far in th distance. It took us a while to see him because, despite being huge, he blended so well into the landscape. Zebras are much easier to spot and in fact, to the human eye, "stick out" quite well on the plains. But yet they too benefit from camouflage - their stripes confuse predators attempting to single out an individual in a herd. It is fascinating that like our fingerprints, no two zebras have the same exact stripping.
These photos are of Plains Zebras observed at Keekorok and Sweetwater in Kenya and were the inspiration for Mark's ebay offering.