Tagged: Animal

Monochrome monkey babies

Babies, what’s more beautiful …? It does not matter whether it is human or animal babies. It’s all cute. I am a big fan of primates and monkeys. I can watch them for hours. If there are also little ones, then it becomes extra special. I share new edits of a number of monkey babies. Hopefully you will enjoy this as much as I did when I took the picture. Under each photo you can see in which zoo the photo was taken.

 

Gorilla

Gorilla (March 2014 in Burgers zoo, Arnhem)

 

 

Hanuman langoer - Northern plains gray langur

Hanuman langoer – Northern plains gray langur (April 2016 in the Apenheul in Apeldoorn)

 

 

Gorilla

Gorilla (March 2017 in Artis, Amsterdam)

 

 

Mandril - Mandrill

Mandril – Mandrill (August 2016 in Ouwehandsdierenpark, Rhenen)

 

 

Gorilla

Gorilla (March 2014 in Burgers zoo, Arnhem)

 

 

Orang oetan - Orangutan

Orang oetan – Orangutan (August 2016 in Ouwehandsdierenpark, Rhenen)

 

 

Slingeraap - Spider monkey

Slingeraap – Spider monkey (October 2017 in de Apenheul, Apeldoorn)

 

 

Gorilla

Gorilla (October 2018 in Artis, Amsterdam)

 

 

Cuteness overload

Last Wednesday I went to Blijdorp in Rotterdam for a day. As far as I am concerned, that is the most beautiful zoo in the Netherlands. At least from the zoos that I have visited. (Two more to go.) Extra reason to go was the news that Asiatic lions cubs were born. When I was there for the first time, there was little more to see than a hairy mountain sleeping lions at a great distance. Sigh!

After I had seen at a large part of the zoo, I decided to go back again. And yes, This time I was lucky. So beautiful! Unfortunately for me at a great distance (I really need a better lens!) I also had problems with the fence. The distances were just wrong, to make it invisible. That’s why I decided to try it from the inside.

The distance was even bigger, but I have pictures I thought ….. If nothing succeeds, I have at least seen and enjoyed the lions.

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

I have been watching for at least an hour. Then I was even more lucky. The animals came in. And they also came very close. You could touch had it not been fot the thick and not so clean glass. More pictures. And again I could enjoy the cubs.

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

Mother is beautiful too. A very strong looking lioness!

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

Father lion stays in the same enclosure as the mother and cubs. At the moment he came in, the little ones were quite curious. Just a peek around the corner.

 

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

But mother still finds it too early to really meet father. She let Dad know very clearly that he should not come any closer.

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

After all the excitement it was time to eat. The photo below was the last I saw. In the same position, the whole club fell asleep. It ended as it began. A hairy mountain sleeping lions.

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

All in all it was a beautiful day. Unfortunately, the photos are not qualitatively great. Very noisy and not really sharp. A combination of too great a distance, thick dirty glass, but also the settings could have been better. Conclusion: I have to go again quickly and try once more. I can’t wait long, because the cubs are growing fast.

It is very nice that there are 3 cubs and that things are going well. The Asiatic lion is a very endangered species. There are only about 600 left in the wild. Unfortunately, the other litter of lions has died in Blijdorp.

 

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