We were driving down into the southern sections of the reserve when a volunteer spotted a group of zebra in the distance. As we stopped the car to watch the group came closer and closer, our hearts racing as we heard the sound of their pounding hooves getting louder and louder. Suddenly 12 zebra, including youngsters, ran across the road about 5 meters in front of our car. To see their muscles working as they ran in perfect co-ordination was incredible, understanding how the blur of stripes is perfect to distract predators from singling out a zebra. Our one volunteer noted it was his favourite sighting at Samara.