During the Great Migration, a cheery zebra appears to be singing in the rain in order to brighten up its gloomy-looking pals, causing a rainbow to appear overhead.
Although the majority of the zebra was plainly irritated by the rain, one in particular was caught on video grinning and singing as a rainbow appeared.
Ingo Gerlach, a tourist from Betzdorf, Germany, was on safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara when he spent more than two hours trying to capture the dazzle of zebras in the reserve.
Ingo struggled to keep his camera dry as he attempted to get the ideal shot of a vibrant young zebra performing a song for its friends.
“The zebra showed a lot of personality in its facial expressions, although the others appeared to be irritated by the terrible weather.”
“The one on its own seemed to be singing in the rain to cheer up its buddies, but zebra voices sound a bit like donkeys, so I’m not sure how it brought out the rainbow.”
“But the zebra’s face made me laugh – he appears to be singing and having a fantastic time,” I said.
“This dazzle was part of the great trek. More than two million zebra and wildebeest migrate across Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Maasai Mara.”
“They’d stopped there, just as we had, to let the rain pass over before continuing with their trip. Many don’t survive because they are hunted by crocodiles while traveling through the Mara River.
“We had spent the day out on safari with our guide and driver when we noticed hundreds of zebra.
“It was extremely rainy, and the water was pouring down in bucketfuls during the storm. We were compelled to take a rest like they were.
“I was quite quiet and tried to keep my cameras dry,” she adds. “I always just open the window for a few seconds, snap some photographs, and then shut it again as quickly as possible.
“I spend most of my time in Europe and Kenya. I’ve shot leopards, elephants, crocodiles, and bears.
“Photography is one of my favorite pastimes, and I’ve been creating it for more than 40 years.”