Jewel of the Crater
“This piece was inspired by a friend for his anniversary. I wanted to portray the pair of zebra as if they are standing before a large gathering ready to exchange vows. The setting is Lake Makat in Ngoro Ngoro crater. This soda lake attracts thousands of flamingos and the fresh water inlet attracts herds of wildebeest and zebra making for a very popular drinking area.
The kaleidoscope of white and pink flamingos makes for a perfect backdrop for the black and white striped torsos of the zebra. They contrast perfectly with the cerulean- blue sparkling water, making the whole scene appear as if they are the “Jewel of the Crater”
— John Banovich