Born Wild & Free - Konik Foal by Jo Nijenhuis
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Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 70-300mm @139mm, 1/800sec, F/5.6, ISO-400
Location: Lelystad, Netherlands, Europe
Date: October 21/2011

Nature Reserve The Oostvaardesplassen

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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 koń, 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 Poznań University began attempts to breed the recently extinct tarpan back to its original state. To achieve this he used horses from the Biłgoraj area descended from wild tarpans captured in 1780 in Białowieża 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 Białowieża Forest.
Source: Wikipedia

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oostvaardersplassen, konik, horse, nature, animal, nature reserve, netherlands, breed, wild, free

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Jokus

  • Thanks Larry for the welcome in the group.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful image, love the back lighting

  • Thank you so much Bro for the beautiful comment, happy to share it with you;)))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 3 years ago

    An excellent capture!!!!! Bill

  • Thank you so much Bill for the great comment, happy to share;)))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago


    Awesome capture, love it!

  • Thank you so much Magaret for the welcome and for the Fav, so glad you enjoy my work;)))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks Ray for the welcome in the group.
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    13 November 2011…excellent work

  • Wowww Larry this is super!!! Thank you so much for the feature in your fantastic group, happy;)))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago


    NOVEMBER 17th, 2011
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    Mary

  • Thank you so much Mary for the feature, wow so super, happy with it;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...almost 3 years ago

    stunning work!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Charmiene for the kind comment and Fav, happy you enjoy my work;)))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Janone
    Janonealmost 3 years ago

    Goede morgen Joke.
    Hij ligt er prachtig bij.
    Goede scherpstelling en focus.
    Jan

  • Dag Jan, dankjewel voor je mooie berichtje en Fav, ja het zijn prachtige paarden.
    Fijn weekend en groetjes,
    Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much Robyn for the Feature in your wonderful group, happy;)))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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