Mom & Newborn in a Blissful Moment by Joe Jennelle

Mom & Newborn in a Blissful Moment by 

This calf, just born during the night a few hours earlier, and her mother were engaged in a prolonged love-fest of gently touching, rubbing, and licking each other. They both were blissfully entranced with the other’s existence. These tender and special moments were a joy to behold. What incredible and loving emotional attachments these two creatures have for each other.
Waccatee Zoo in Socastee, South Carolina US
Nikon D700/Nikkor 500 mm/ F 4, 1/200th sec, ISO 400

WINNER: Absolute Clarity Farm Animal Challenge; May 4, 2013
Top Ten: Color Me A Rainbow Brown/Sepia Challenge, August 1, 2011
Second Place: Images of Endearment Challenge; August 14, 2011

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I treasure connections with those who are touched in some way by nature’s beauty. During those magic moments, we share a special awe in nature’s presence. We are compelled to see and share. Connections make us who we are and relationships within nature give our lives meaning.

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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 4 years ago

    Sooo beautiful, this truly touched my heart, I can feel the love : ))

  • So glad you feel it too Karin. Thank you so much.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • aussiebushstick
    aussiebushstickalmost 4 years ago

    Awwwwwwe! Instant fave. What a wonderful image of endearment this is. Made me melt. Their expressions are priceless. Sigh. Robyn :)

  • Thank you Robyn, I was transfixed by their prolonged adoration, such a gift to watch.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...almost 4 years ago

    So precious! The expressions show pure love! Well done!
    We would love this image to be in our group Even-toed Ungulates
    Cheers Helen.

  • Thank you Helen!! Didn’t know about your group, so appreciate the invitation. Joined and submitted this precious moment to the group. You are right, this is pure, unfiltered, love and adoration.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • Keeawe
    Keeawealmost 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful Joe! Love it!

  • Thank you Keeawe! Glad you feel so strongly about it.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 4 years ago

    A really wonderful capture!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill, right place, right attitude, right preparation.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 4 years ago

    What a wonderful capture, Joe! So beautiful!

  • Thank you very much steepeland. I was very moved.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    Truly beautiful and touching as is your description! So beautifully composed! Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you so much Angie for great response to image and my description. It was all from the heart, on their part and mine.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 4 years ago

    This image is so touching, so tender, such raw beautiful love

  • Thank you Laura. I am so glad you and co-hosts created a group dedicated to these precious moments. Such foresight and opportunity are wonderful qualities.

    – Joe Jennelle

  • jozi1
    jozi1almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot:)

  • Thank you jozi!

    – Joe Jennelle

  • virginian
    virginianalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture of these beauties. A fave. Congrats on your feature.

  • Thank you so much Roanoker! i really enjoyed watching this wonderful display of love.

    – Joe Jennelle

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