By Shannon Lane @Shannonroselane
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The male zebra was horsing around in Ngorongoro Conservation Area and galloped towards another stallion to attack, but his plans fell short as he slipped and tumbled.
Wildlife photographer Julia Sundukova witnessed the embarrassing fall and caught it on camera in January 2016.
She said: “On one of the days during the hot afternoon, the zebras were resting in a dusty area with no water.
"One male started to run like crazy, almost unpredictable, and was going to attack another one. But it was very dry and dusty and the poor guy did a somersault and was kicked by another zebra, instead of him attacking.”
Zebra stallions are especially aggressive during mating season, becoming territorial and protective of mares.
The somersaulting male was lucky to not have a serious injury from his fall and quickly got up and ran in the opposite direction, presumably a little humiliated.
The Moscow-based photographer said: “For a second while he was down I was worrying, he could have easily broken his neck! But then he stood up, looked in shock and continued to run in the other direction.
"The tour guide and I were also in shock. He had never seen it before. I think it happened because of the dust, it made the ground slippery."