Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 28-300 @139mm, 1/160sec, F/5.6, ISO-400
Location: Lelystad, Netherlands, Europe
As Is on October 21/2011
Nature Reserve: Oostvaardersplassen

Featured For A Challenge May 5/2012
Ponies, Cobs and Donkeys December 25/2011
High Quality Images November 1/2011
Amazing Wildlife October 26/2011
A Place to Call Home October 24/2011
Baby Wildlife of the World October 23/2011

Father & Son on the run in the last light of the setting Sun
The Konik or Polish primitive horse is a small horse, a kind of semi-feral horse, originating in Poland. The Polish word konik (plural koniki) is the diminutive of ko?, the Polish word for “horse”. The name “konik” or “Polish konik” is used to refer to certain specific breeds. Koniks show many primitive markings including a dun coat and dorsal stripe.

In 1936, Professor Tadeusz Vetulani of Pozna? University began attempts to breed the recently extinct tarpan back to its original state. To achieve this he used horses from the Bi?goraj area descended from wild tarpans captured in 1780 in Bia?owie?a Forest and kept until 1808 in Zamoyski zoo. These had later been given to local peasants and crossbred with domestic horses. The Polish government commandeered all the koniks that displayed tarpan-like features. The result of this selective breeding program is that semi-wild herds of koniks can be seen today in many nature reserves and parks, and can also be seen in the last refugium in Bia?owie?a Forest.
Source: Wikipedia


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My Artist Name Jokus means, that my Art is signed with a Kiss (kus) from Me (Jo)
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  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 3 years ago

    Wow thats a lovely scene

  • Thanks Big Brother for the lovely comment and Fav, a wonderful experiment;)
    Kusje je Zusje ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • helenjanedraper
    helenjanedraperalmost 3 years ago


  • Wowwwv Jacqui, thank you so very much for the Feature in your wonderful group, happy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful horse and colt, great lighting

  • Thank you so much Bro for the kind comment.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks ray For the welcome in the group.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

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  • Laddie Halupa
    Laddie Halupaalmost 3 years ago

  • Wow this is super, thank you so much Laddie for the feature, happy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Jeanne  Nations
    Jeanne Nationsalmost 3 years ago

    This is truly beautiful instant fav!

  • Thank you so much Jeanne for the beautiful comment and Fav, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • aimznabz
    aimznabzalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Amiz for the kind comment and Fav, glad you enjoy;))
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  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelalmost 3 years ago

    Wat lief! Mooi gelukt ook Joke!!
    Groetjes, Annie

  • Dankjewel Annie voor de mooie dag, geweldig om al die mooie paarden te zien.
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    – Jo Nijenhuis

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    DeeZ (D L Hone...almost 3 years ago

    Off the Hoof II – Golden Thunder Collection
    October 25, 2011

  • WOW this is super!!! Thank you so much Darlene for the feature, happy;)))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    A lovely capture! The expression in the mother’s eye is so sweet!

  • Thank you so much Angie for the kind comment and Fav, glad you love it;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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