Illustration Daily: Zebra

Zebra’s are black with white stripes, as evidenced by their embryonic development. The stripes are thought to form type of camouflage called “motion dazzle” which confuses predators as to the number of prey in a herd, making it difficult for and individual zebra to be singled out. Further, the stripes may cause confusion by distorting the perception of the direction that the herd is moving.

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Zebra, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board

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