Life in Black and White wall print

People's Choice Award, Nominee 2021

Dozens of plains zebra had showed up to drink at Okaukuejo waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia – a popular location for the animals of the area to quench their thirst caused by the searing heat of the sun. Packed closely together and moving as one, the zebra lowered their heads to get water and, almost immediately, robotically lifted them again to scan for danger.

This went on for five minutes and their stripes reminded Lucas of a living barcode. Focusing hard, his aim was to capture only one with its head up and, just before the herd left, he got the image he thinks best showcases these iconic black-and-white striped animals.

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LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE © Lucas Bustamante 2021. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum, London.

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