Remember how I told you that the zebras – from the early days of the Hearst Castle Zoo – still mingle in the hills with the Hearst Ranch cattle?!
Well, today, on my way to work, I saw a gaggle of people along the fence line of the pastures on HWY 1. I knew they had spotted zebra!
You see, the thing is… these cattle have miles and miles to roam. So, they aren’t always visible. Today, I knew something was up because of all of the tourists clamoring along the fence with their phones extended in their arms.
So, I decided to do the same!
I knew I had just about 4 minutes to accomplish my goal of zebra gawking. I pulled off the highway and parked my car along the shoulder. Then, I ran up the hill to the fence. At this point, the sun was directly in my eyes so I had no idea what I was actually photographing, but I aimed and did my best.
Then, I ran down the hill back to my car – to work (about another 5 minutes away).
(I realize that the professional photographs found online of the Hearst Ranch Zebras – are much better than mine!)