Little cygnet of the Mute Swan, exploring the world on it’s own... :) Netherlands, North Holland, ’s-Graveland
Group of sheep grazong along a path on a dike, lined with old oaks. This pic was made during an early morning winter walk in Amersfoort the Netherlands - Heiligenbergerbeek NS-hiking path (Dec.9, 2008) It was misty, wet, dark and moody weather, but awesome scenery... The dikes are such a typical feature in the Dutch landscape... often, large parts are fenced in, so that sheep can roam freely on them... :) When the sheep doomed up before us on the path, surrounded by these majestic oaks, it felt to me as is we were walking into another world all together, another realm...
Greylag Geese in morning light Observing and photographing animals and birds in the wild... it just feels so much more REAL, than photographing them in the zoo... it's magic! And this specific morning, with that amazing morning light and haze over the water... even more :D :heart: The Netherlands, Diemen, Diemerbos (Near Amsterdam SouthEast)
*My dads garden* - female house sparrow looking for blackberries
Egyptian goose with three goslings in grassland - Bijlmerweide, Amsterdam Southeast, the Netherlands
Nairobi National Park, Kenya , Savannah, endless grasslands - home for so many animals... Mama Zebra feeding her young (they must have been rolling in the sand because they are so dusty :lol: ) - scanned from original photograph, made in 1992-
Two wild Konik horses in the dunes grazing at the edge of a little dune lake in a moist dune valley. Large herbivores are brought back into the Dutch nature reserves and live in the wild, to help maintain the natural eco-systems. Photo made in the Noord Holland Dunes Reserve at Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands
E. Konik horses in the dunes, behind the buckthorn. A herd of wild Konik horses is resting or grazing in a dune valley behind the sea-buckthorn. Large herbivores like Koniks are brought back into the Dutch nature reserves and live in the wild, to help maintain the natural eco-systems. Photo made in the Noord Holland Dunes Reserve at Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands / NL. Konik paarden in de duinen, achter de duindoorn. Een kudde wilde Konik paarden rusten of grazen in een duinvallei, achter de duindoorn. Grote grazers, zoals Koniks, worden opnieuw uitgezet in Nederlandse en Europese natuurgebieden en leven in het wild, om door begrazing het natuurlijke eco-systeem te helpen onderhouden. Foto gemaakt in het Noord Hollands Duinenreservaat in Egmond aan zee, Nederland.
Grey heron (Ardea Cinerea) stealing it's share of the fish during the sea lion's feeding. Photo made in Artis Amsterdam Zoo, the Netherlands.