Tira - the polka dotted zebra.
A distinction awarded by Mother Nature which us humans have christened as a genetic disorder .
A genetic disorder that affects skin colour typically elicits unnecessary and at times unsavory attention in our so called evolved world. However, a skin condition in the animal kingdom awards this zebra foal with a unique distinctive appearance that is celebrated by us. Tira has a genetic condition called ‘pseudo melanism’ that responsible for the abnormalities in the stripe pattern.
While Tira’s spots surely mark him out as a fairly easy target to predators and poachers alike, his “Spotty Distinction”, stands out in beautiful contrast to that of his mother’s.
Author: ￼Ratish is a wildlife photographer who specializes in big cats
His journey as a wildlife photographer started nearly 7 years back when he first entered an Indian jungle and instantly fell in love with the tigers. He believes that you add meaning to your passion when you introduce more and more people to nature and wildlife and are able to share the passion. Passion according to him is contagious and must share with the like minded.