Tagged: Zoo

Composite

A composite in photography is an image that is made of two or more photos. I love playing wit photo’s. I use Photoshop to give them a black background. But I also love to give them a natural backgound. Usually try to find a photo of their naturalul surroundings (making sure it is a photo I’m alowed to use for this purpos). All photos were made in a zoo, writeen under the photos. Sharing a group of composites. Hope you’ll like them.

 

Siamang

Siamang (Dierenpark Amersfoort)

 

 

Roze pelikaanGreat white pelican

Roze pelikaan – Great white pelican (Artis in Amsterdam)

 

 

Gewone jaarvogelWreathed hornbill

Gewone jaarvogel – Wreathed hornbill (Ouwehands dierenpark in Rhenen)

 

 

Jaguar

Jaguar (Artis in Amsterdam)

 

 

Bauwi - Gorilla

Bauwi – Gorilla (Burgers Zoo in Arnhem)

 

 

Aziatische olifantAsian elephant

Aziatische olifant – Asian elephant (Planckendael in Mechelen, Belgie)

 

Sneeuwuil - Snowy owl

Sneeuwuil – Snowy owl (Ouwehands dierenpark in Rhenen)

 

Really close-up!

Photos I made in the past years and where I got really close-up!

 

Kitten

Kitten

 

 

Roze pelikaan - Great white pelican

Roze pelikaan – Great white pelican

 

 

Blauwoog maki - Blue-eyed black lemur

Blauwoog maki – Blue-eyed black lemur

 

 

Humboldt pinguin - Humboldt penguin

Humboldt pinguin – Humboldt penguin

 

 

Berberaapje - Young Barbary macaque

Berberaapje – Young Barbary macaque

 

 

Kuifseriema - Sierima

Kuifseriema – Sierima

 

 

Saki - Saki monkey

Saki – Saki monkey

 

 

Leeuw - Lion

Leeuw – Lion

 

 

Barbary macaques

Barbary macaques, they start their lives as wrinkly old people. Cute, but not really the prettiest. After a while they become funny playful and mischievous kids. Nice to look at! They love water. In warm weather you can see them playing in it in the Apenheul. As adults they enjoy grooming eachother, they look so relaxed. You then see those dreamy faces. Beautiful brown eyes can look straight into the camera. Click!

Barbary macaques, photos taken in recent years and especially in the Apenheul.

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

Berberaap - Barbary macaque

Berberaap – Barbary macaque

 

 

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

 

 

Curved beaks in Allwetter Zoo

Last Wednesday I went to Allwetter Zoo in Munster for the first time. What a beautiful zoo. Very nicely laid out and the animals are spacious and beautifully housed. The animals are active and look good. A lovely place to photograph. Also the interior rooms are spacious, nicely accessible, making this zoo a good place to go with less beautiful weather. Recommended!

I share in this blog photos that I made of birds with a curved beak that day 🙂

 

Cinereous vulture

Cinereous vulture

 

 

 

Secretarybird

Secretarybird

 

 

 

Chilean flamingo

Chilean flamingo

 

 

 

Rainbow lorikeet

Rainbow lorikeet

 

 

 

Cinereous vulture

Cinereous vulture