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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


It was an amazing experience to be lucky enough to witness this Zebra mum give birth to this foal.
A first for me, and our guide of 13 years had never witnessed such an event!
The foal was on it's feet in minutes, which was fortunate as also in the area were a pack of 11 African Wild Dog which the pair were unaware but now slowly moving toward.

We backed off, so as not to fear nor favour anyone.

All images taken in Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta- Botswana. (bean bag from vehicle)


9.00am

D3 500VR f/5.6 ISO200 1/1000s





D3 500VR f/5.6 ISO200 1/1000s







Happy Birthday!!!
D3 500VR f/5.6 ISO200 1/750s






D3 500VR+1.4tc f/6.7 ISO200 1/500s





D3 500VR+1.4tc f/6.7 ISO200 1/350s
Within 5 minutes it was on it's feet and ready to face the world.





D3 500VR+1.4tc f/5.6 ISO200 1/1000s






9.44am

With the wild dog pack closing in mum is getting concerned, fortunately she is able to drop the remnants of the afterbirth by simply treading on it which gave them enough time to put some distance between themselves and the WD pack.
It could still have been a different story had the WD not dined out on an Impala the previous evening.
Shown here are some of the pack squabbling over the afterbirth.


Nikon D3 500VR+1.4tc 1/250s ISO200@f/6.7






Nikon D3 500VR+1.4tc 1/250s ISO200@f/6.7






Nikon D3 500VR+1.4tc 1/350s ISO200@f/6.7







Nikon D3 500VR+1.4tc 1/250s ISO200@f/6.7






C & C most welcome

Cheers
Marc



Jan 25, 2012 at 04:16 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Fine shots and wonderful action. Your use of dof, pov and light is outstanding, nice work!
You were indeed fortunate.
Thanks for sharing.



Jan 25, 2012 at 05:00 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Wow , these are superb!


Jan 25, 2012 at 05:22 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Amazing documentation sir!!!


Jan 25, 2012 at 05:32 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Wow! Great story and images. Thanks so much for sharing.

Khai



Jan 25, 2012 at 06:27 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


excellent job Marc .. on both the images and story


Jan 25, 2012 at 09:51 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


An excellent set Marc. I love the WD action ~ Ron


Jan 25, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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Terrific shots and story. Thanks for sharing.
Harsha



Jan 25, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Super action sequences. Well done.


Jan 25, 2012 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Incredible captures Marc!...


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Great sequence Marc. Glad to see that stuff doesn't go to waste.

George



Jan 25, 2012 at 02:58 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Great story with a good ending. The dog runnig with the placenta and being pursued is great. Thye last zebra is also great. You have to love Botswana. I keep going back. Thanks for sharing. Don


Jan 25, 2012 at 03:39 PM
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The look in the eye of the pursuing dog in the ninth pic makes that one the standout of the bunch to me - interesting and informative series -


Jan 25, 2012 at 03:59 PM
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What a fabulous treat you've given us here Marc, awesome shots.
David



Jan 25, 2012 at 06:50 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


A great documentary Marc with everyone getting a piece of the action and a happy ending to boot!
Martin



Jan 25, 2012 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


wow what incredible feeling that must have been, witnessing this miracle, fantastic set


Jan 25, 2012 at 07:02 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Wow that must have been exciting to watch. Very nice work.

Rob



Jan 25, 2012 at 07:57 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Incredible documentary, very well done.


Jan 25, 2012 at 09:43 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Great insight of wild life. Thanks for sharing, Marc.
Chris



Jan 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Zebra birth and Wild Dog interaction- Botswana


Appreciate the comments guys, many thanks.

Cheers
Marc



Jan 27, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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