Category: Animals

Mike & Co

Recently I went to Dierenpark Amersfoort again. They have beautiful animals. This time it was I enjoyed it a lot as usual. My absolute favorite in Amersfoort is Mike. Mike is a now alderlychimpanzee with a beautiful appearance. In 2015 I made my favorite photo of him (the last photo in this blog). Meanwhile the years are starting to count, I think. He is very calm and I have only seen action when there was something to eat.

Mike was the leader of the group in the past. He is still a full member of the group, but a son is now the new leader. There are chimpanzees of different ages in the group. The youngest is Wingu. A grandson of Mike.

I share a number of photos that I took. The first is one from Mike. This was the only good photo I made during my last visit. He was constantly right behind the window. Maintenance was carried out in front of the enclosure. He made a complete study of al the activity.

 

 

Mike

Mike

 

A photo of Wingu. He always has something naughty about him. I love it 🙂

 

Wingu

Wingu

 

It looks like a contemplation. I am always early and the chimpanzees are not really awake when I am there. Hence a number of photos that radiate tranquility.

 

Chimpansee

Chimpansee

 

A photo of Mike from 2015. He collected his favorite snack. It looks like it is smoking. So funny!

 

Mike

Mike

 

Peace and quiet.

 

Chimpansee

Chimpansee

 

A new edit of my favorite photo of Mike. Such a beautiful head! He looks so great! Wow!

 

Mike

Mike

 

 

A short visit to Artis

Yesterday I had a wonderful day with friends in Amsterdam. It was completely perfect. The journey by train and in Amsterdam itself for the first time with the North-South line without delay. Then the day starts nice. Furthermore, it was especially nice. We have been busy with the preparations for building a website. We had a nice dinner. And in the afternoon I was invited to visit Artis. And then this lady does not say no, of course: P.

Sharing a number of photos that I made. We were lucky in Artis. Beautiful animals and as a cherry on the cake a beautiful sweet little baby.

 

Jaguar

Jaguar

 

 

Zwarte zwaan - Black swan

Zwarte zwaan – Black swan

 

 

Hudson Bay wolf

Hudson Bay wolf

 

 

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

 

 

Chimpansee - Chimpanzee

Chimpansee – Chimpanzee

 

 

Roze peilikaan - Great white pelican

Roze peilikaan – Great white pelican

 

There was good news among the lowland gorillas. A little one was born there last week. First a picture of the proud father Akili.

 

Akili

Akili

 

And here they are, mother and child. Still so small. Magnificent!

 

Dafina & baby

Dafina & baby

 

 

On Black

A selection of photos shot in recent years all edited on a black background. I like this kind of editing. It brings out the animal. It also is nice that you can hide an ugly background with it.

 

Camel - Kameel

Camel

 

 

Griffon vulture - Vale gier

Griffon vulture

 

 

Mike

Mike – Chimpanzee

 

 

Tiger

Tiger

 

 

 

Sea lion

Sea lion

 

 

 

Ocelot

Ocelot

 

 

 

Giraffe

Giraffe

 

 

 

Tiger

Tiger

 

 

 

Face to face with a prairie dog

Today I went to Dierenpark Amersfoort. It was a lovely day. I went with the goal to test an extender. That was a flop. I want to buy a super zoom lens at a suitable time. I will have to start saving money!

Even without super zoom, there is much to see in Amersfoort. New is De Prairie with prairie dogs. You see them in many zoos, but here you can photograph them very close and at their own height (without lying with your nose in the sand on the ground). Eye to eye with the prairie dogs. So much fun. A collection of photos from today.

 

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

 

 

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

 

 

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

 

 

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

 

 

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

 

 

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

 

 

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

 

 

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

 

They are very curious and come very close. Sometimes just a little too close LOL

 

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

Black-capped squirrel monkey

A collection of photos of Bolivian squirrel monkeys, all taken in the Apenheul. They look very sweet and cute, but also very naughty and cheeky. They are the main reason why you get monkey free bags at the entrance of Apenheul.

I conclude with a photo that was taken by another visitor with a cell phone. I wanted a close-up of a photo and got something more than I expected.

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

 

Boliviaanse doodshoofdaapje - Black-capped squirrel monkey

Black-capped squirrel monkey

 

 

Close-up

Close-up