Deulling Zebras

Zebras can be nasty. Especially to one another. If you spend enough time in their company you’ll soon realise that they are far from mere donkeys in pyjamas, and can be very wild and, like donkey’s, have a stubborn will of their own. What sets them apart, however, is that they will defend that will aggressively. Butting, kicking, and biting are regarded as very much part of everyday zebra etiquette. They are also incredibly powerful and athletic beasts. This can be seen when watching them scale hilly and uneven terrain, and especially while watching them joust. It is both a violent and impressive exhibition of strength.

I captured these two duelling zebras in Etosha National Park in Namibia and I wanted to emphasise the intricacies of the match. I’ve all but left out the background and used a rendering technique to create a sketch-like appearance that works wonderfully with the contrasty subject and which has let me include only the most dramatic elements of the scene. The result is a wonderfully stark study of motion and energy which draws the eye in and invites it to study every detail.


Additional Information

Title: "Deulling Zebras"

Black & white fine art photograph, printed on 100% cotton Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper.


Sizing and framing considerations

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Horizontal Orientation

Print Aria is available in

  • Large – 1200mm x 675mm,
  • Medium – 900mm x 506mm, or
  • Small – 600mm x 337mm

Each print contains a 20mm border for mounting purposes and so the actual physical dimensions of the prints are:

  • Large – 1240mm x 715mm,
  • Medium – 940mm x 546mm, or
  • Small – 640mm x 377mm

Please note that due to the excessive costs and risks of shipping framed artwork, unless specified, all works are supplied as print-only items, meaning that they are unframed. The prints are of archival quality and it is recommended that in each case, you consult with an expert framer to discuss your mounting and framing choices so as to best preserve and display your newly acquired artwork. It is also recommended that best-practise, archival quality materials and display methods are used in order to ensure the most promising preservation results.


Certain fine-art print types are able to be combined with high-end mounting, framing, and/or display methods, such as Dibond and Diasec, while others are not. It is important to consult a framing expert before committing your print to the Dibond or Diasec process. Using non-recommended types of papers or inks with the Dibond / Diasec process may irreversibly yield poor results or destroy the print.

Archival Quality

I have chosen the finest modern Giclée print processes provided by our pro photographic lab. The papers, inks, printers, workflows, including the experts who produce my prints, are all of the highest certified standards available. At every turn, consideration has been given to the quality of producing each print and these standards are measurable and reproducible. I oversee the quality of the prints myself.

Both the paper and the inks are of archival quality, meaning that when combined with other archival quality standards of framing and display which protect the print from UV, dust, and other forms of contamination or chemical tarnishing, a print is protected such that it is able to last well beyond a lifetime.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag

Hahnemühle Photo Rag is a premium art paper and is made from 100% cotton. It offers an ultra-smooth surface texture. Hahnemühle offers archival standards regarding density, colour range, colour graduation and image sharpness while preserving the touch and feel of genuine art paper. The paper weighs a hefty and hard-wearing 308 g/m². It has a smooth texture, and a mildly warm off-white tone, and a matt finish which conveys its authentic and premium quality.

Despite being very slightly warm in tone, the medium conveys striking whites with deep, rich blacks and a striking array of both colour and greyscale tones and is thereby able to fully and accurately convey the interpretation of the artwork according to my processing of the image.


Each print is a limited edition art piece by Paul Sutton and is signed by the artist. You will receive a certificate of authenticity with your print that proves its originality and value.


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