What a gorgeous creature!
There are millions of amazing animals in the world but some of them have yet to be discovered. Luckily, people can now see some truly gorgeous pictures of a zorse, which is a hybrid between a zebra and a horse. The images of the magnificent creature truly captures its sweet nature.
The photographs were taken by Carina Maiwald, a photographer who has won several awards for her stunning pictures of domestic and wild horses. Maiwald had the opportunity to take photos of Zuri, a zorse who is a hybrid between a zebra stallion and a horse mare. The experience is truly unique for Maiwald although she has been taking photographs of horses for six years.
According to Maiwald, Zuri is a mare who was only one and a half years old when the images were taken. The photographer also shared some interesting details about zorses.
“The wild instinct is very strong in zorses and I had to rethink a lot of techniques to get the animal’s attention during the session,” she wrote. “While a horse is a typical flight animal, a zorse is ready to fight. A horse is curious, a zorse doesn’t want to be bothered, which makes the interaction during photo sessions a challenge.”
Although they might seem unique, Maiwald says that zorses are bred in Africa as trekking animals. “They are strong, light-feed and very resistant to illness – they combine the best features of both a zebra and a horse,” she described.
Zorses are rarely seen outside of Africa, which makes Zuri truly something special.
“Zuri is a sweet mare, with a flicker of wilderness in her eyes and I wanted to create photos that express the proud exotic miracle she is,” Maiwald said.
You can see more of Maiwald’s gorgeous photographs on Instagram.
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