Sometimes the gentle patterns of nature's creatures can actually be graphic! The zebra's stripes evolved to confuse predators about where one animal starts and the other begins. Use your imagination to see blurred confusion while the herd is running to escape the enemy. Here, the sharp, graphic repetition of the patterns in this pair and their tranquil expression generates a sense of peace against a soft focused background of savannah grasses. Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania.