I asked the Zebra, are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits? Are you noisy with quiet times? Or are you quiet with noisy times? Are you happy with some sad days? Or are you sad with some happy days? Are you neat with some sloppy ways? Or are you sloppy with some neat ways? And on and on and on and on and on and on he went. I’ll never ask a zebra about stripes…again.Shel Silverstein
You can’t get much more black and white than a zebra! But actually many animals look good in monochrome. I’ve had a go at editing some of my favourite wildlife shots – mammals, reptiles and birds – with my favourite Silver Efex Pro software. Let me know which versions you prefer, colour or black and white?
Posted for Cee’s Black & White challenge this week.
Elephant in the Okavango Delta, Botswana
Lion in Chobe NP, Botswana
Meerkat at a UK wildlife sanctuary
Camels in the Thar Desert, Rajasthan
Langur on a wall of our hotel in Narlai, Rajasthan
Seals in the Farne Islands, off England’s north east coast
Lizard on the lawn of the same hotel in Narlai
Land Iguana on North Seymour, Galápagos Islands
Iguana on a jetty in Bonaire
Magnificent Frigate chick on Genovesa, one of the Galápagos Islands
Bulbuls at Souimanga Lodge, our hotel in Senegal
Black Kite in the grounds of our hotel in Kovalam, Kerala
Egrets on the beach at Kovalam in Kerala, India
As this will be my last post before the holiday weekend I want to wish all my blogging friends a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.
And in case you haven’t already seen this on Sandy’s blog, here’s a short Christmas message from your three Friendly Friday Challenge hosts: