The Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) is a bird in the crane family Gruidae. It occurs in dry savannah in Africa south of the Sahara, although it nests in somewhat wetter habitats. This animal does not migrate.

There are two subspecies. The East African B. r. gibbericeps (Crested Crane) occurs from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo through Uganda, of which it is the national bird, and Kenya to eastern South Africa. It has a larger area of bare red facial skin above the white patch than the smaller nominate species, B. r. regulorum (South African Crowned Crane), which breeds from Angola south to South Africa.*

*from Wikipedia

Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp, The Netherlands

Nikon D5100
VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G
ISO 200



Since July 2011 I picked up photography for fun after I bought my camera. I started with a kit lens, followed soon by a better objective. Now whenever I can I’m going out there taking photographs of things that interest me, like animals, landscapes, architecture and lots more.
Recently I picked up selective colouring and b/w, just for fun!

I’ll try to learn from your much appreciated comments and remarks!

All photos (flora and fauna) were taken in Holland (well till now :))!

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  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairover 1 year ago

    This is great! So sweet, love his little hairstyle ;-)

  • Thank you Maisie for your sweet comment, hope all is well! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 1 year ago

    Another bad hair day
    The detail and sharpness makes this portrait really come to life

  • Thanks John for your always appreciated comment! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 1 year ago

    Lovely shot Jackie, regards, Mark.

  • Thank you very much Mark for your lovely comment! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • vic321
    vic321over 1 year ago

    Fantastic !!

  • Thanks so much Vic! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Dean Cunningham
    Dean Cunninghamover 1 year ago

    awesome hat – great pic !

  • Thank you very much Dean! And thank you for visiting my site! Kindest regards, Jackie;)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Nou die can zo aan de muur of in de etalage van mijn hairbusines :-)
    Coupe ‘haren ten bergen gerezen’ :-)
    Heel mooi..sherpte..focus.. kleur en een geweldige achtergrond waardoor de ‘kanarie’ beter uitkomt
    FAV x

  • Oooooh, dank je wel!!!!!! Van mij mag je hem hangen hoor :) :) This crane was sitting very close, so I was lucky! Big hug! Jackie:) x

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • And thank you for the fav!!!!

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Lisa! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nice capture Jackie

  • Thank you so much Larry! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured Wednesday 28 Nov 2012

    Beautiful work.

  • Thank you Steve!! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

  • Cliffyj
    Cliffyjover 1 year ago

    Fantastic shot

  • Thank you very much Cliff! Jackie:)

    – Jacqueline van Zetten

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