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Foals are born after a gestation period of approximately 11 months. Birth takes place quickly, consistent with the status of a horse as a prey animal, and more often at night than during the day. Foals are born with an ability to quickly escape from predators; normally a foal will stand up and nurse within the first hour after it is born, can trot and canter within hours, and most can gallop by the next day. A newborn foal’s legs are almost as long (90%) as those of an adult horse. Healthy foals grow quickly and can put on up to three pounds or over a kilo a day. In the first weeks of life the foal gets everything it needs from the mare’s milk. A foal may start to eat solids from ten days of age, after eight to ten weeks it will need more nutrition than the mare’s milk can supply; supplementary feeding is required by then.
Foal, Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 85 mm, 1/250 sec at f/ 4.5, ISO 400
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Comments

  • shazart
    shazartalmost 4 years ago

    Newborn – what a wonderful capture!

  • Thanks a lot Shaz!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • DaveOvenden
    DaveOvendenalmost 4 years ago

    Magic :)

  • Thank you very much Dave!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • photoloi
    photoloialmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks Photoloi for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsalmost 4 years ago

    what a cutie, excellent shot and congratulations on your feature Kon

  • Thanks a lot Michael!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Gill Langridge
    Gill Langridgealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful foal taken in a lovely light.

  • Thank you Gill!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • leystan
    leystanalmost 4 years ago

    such a little beauty! great capture of movement, such clarity.

  • Thanks a lot Louise!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago

    How sweet . . . a great action shot!!! :-)

  • Many thanks Lorilee, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks a lot Bradley for the feature, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • It’s my pleasure Janice!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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