Thursday, June 4, 2009
I was wondering a lot about Zebras and their black and white patterns. Generally speaking animals are built and given a specific look for a purpose. You'd assume the pattern of the zebra is to help is blend into the grasses and sometimes wooded background, but what about their color. They're primarily in an environment filled with browns and greens, so wouldn't black and white just stand out, and say "Come get me"? Well after playing with many colors for this image and not deciding what to use (so I just posted them all), I realized that it's not the color so much as the stripes and pattern become confusing and make it look more like brush and grass. In the end of course, predators use more than just their sight...especially at night. So keep your eyes peeled Zebras!