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Canon EOS 50D, Lens Sigma 300mm, 1/500sec, F/4.5, ISO-200
Location: Lelystad, Netherlands, Europe
As Is on September 30/2012

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, jumping, lelystad, plural koniki, polish primitive horse

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 2 years ago


    5 October 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

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

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 2 years ago


    5th Oct

  • Thanks Maria for the welcome in the group.
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    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • CRose
    CRosealmost 2 years ago


    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature!
    Your Hosts: CRose & Deb 10-05-12

  • Thank you so much CRose for the feature, wow so great and happy to share;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • AnnieSnel
    AnnieSnelalmost 2 years ago

    Mooie actiefoto Joke!

  • Dankjewel Annie voor je mooie berichtje.
    Fijn weekend en groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Debbie-anne
    Debbie-annealmost 2 years ago

    So lovely

  • Thank you so much Debbie-anne for the kind comment, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

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

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 2 years ago

    Great action image, excellent timing. Love the framing and lighting

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

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • vic321
    vic321almost 2 years ago

    Great image !!

  • Thank you so much Vic for the kind comment, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

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

    – Jo Nijenhuis

  • Helenvandy
    Helenvandyalmost 2 years ago

    How lovely, the horses are soooo cute, great timing to get both on two legs.

  • Thank you so much Helen for the kind comment, glad you enjoy;))
    Groetjes, Jo ;)

    – Jo Nijenhuis

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