Lewa, Kenya 2013
Zebras are not photographers’ friends. They couple a rather clumsy running style with skittish nerves and herd instincts. In some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa it is very difficult to get close and after a while, there are few photographers that have the will-power to bother. The Grevy’s Zebra of East Africa offers the best chance of proximity and also – by good fortune – the best facial aesthetics. I knew what I was looking for with this animal – it was all about the lines and the patterns within a small group and then hoping the light would help. I knew as soon as I pressed the shutter that I had finally got the image.