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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

 

 

Butterflies in the Orchideeënhoeve

Yesterday I visited the OrchideeĂ«nhoeve in Luttelgeest. A wonderful place that had a whole new fly cage with beautiful birds and with ringtailed makis. It looks great and the animals have a lot of space. I love going there. It is spending a day in the tropics only one hours drive away. There is also a butterfly garden. I’m sharing shots of butterflies I made there.

 

Enjoy!

 

Butterfly?

Butterfly?

 

 

Heliconius hewitsoni

Heliconius hewitsoni

 

 

Greta oto

Greta oto

 

 

Heliconius Charithonia

Heliconius Charithonia

 

 

Heliconius hewitsoni

Heliconius hewitsoni

 

 

Heliconius numata

Heliconius numata

 

 

Heliconius hewitsoni

Heliconius hewitsoni

 

 

Galdiolus

Today I bought flowers at Passie Flora Salland to photograph. Many flowers, too many flowers: P I only photographed one this afternoon. I found this gladiolin so beautiful! The soft color the beautiful shapes. All beauty. The rest will be in next posts. If at least I have enough time to photograph them all before they are withered 🙂

 

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

 

 

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

 

 

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

 

 

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

 

 

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

Of course there must also be a monochrome version 🙂

 

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

 

Cambria Catatante

After reinstalling my laptop, NAS and reorganizing the storage of my photos, I finally have time to photograph. The flowers I bought today were too tightly packed. The beautiful dahlia that I immediately fell in love with in the store, was completely wrinkled. Bah! Therefore photos of one of my orchids. An orange orchid with the name Cambria Catatante. He is gorgeous!

Different sides in a soft look.

 

Cambria Catatante

Cambria Catatante

 

 

Cambria Catatante

Cambria Catatante

 

 

Cambria Catatante

Cambria Catatante

 

 

Cambria Catatante

Cambria Catatante

 

 

Cambria Catatante

Cambria Catatante