When we picture a zebra in our minds, we all think of the wild African horse with its eye-catching black and white stripes. You can imagine how strange it was then for photographer Frank Liu when he came across a zebra in Kenya that did not have the signature black and white stripes, but rather, a dark coat with white polka dots.
At first glance, he thought it was a different species altogether, but as it turns out, this zebra has a rare genetic mutation called pseudomelanism, that causes animals to display some sort of abnormality in there stripe pattern. This isn’t the first time this year a photographer has captured a zebra with an unusual look. Back in March, photographer Sergio Pitamitz published a photo of an albino zebra with golden stripes living in Tanzania.