You may think that a zebra's stripes are entirely random. You may also believe that all zebras look identical. Nothing could be further from the truth.
For years, scientists thought that the zebra had evolved to blend into the background. In fact, when moving at speed, especially in a herd, a zebra's stripes serve as an optical illusion; to confuse predators and protect the zebra from attack. Also, when zebras herd together, their stripes appear to blur together and are almost indistinguishable from each other. This helps to keep predators and unwanted guests at bay. Clever, eh?
Make a statement with this stunning zebra stripes image captured in the Serengeti National Park by wildlife photographer, Alex Jones.