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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.
Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85 mm at 85 mm, 1/160 sec at f/ 8, ISO 400
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  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    excellent photography

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Renee D. Miranda
    Renee D. Mirandaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful lighting, and so cute too…Renee

  • Thanks a lot Renee!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoalmost 4 years ago

  • With pleasure Janice!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • photoloi
    photoloialmost 4 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Photoloi, much appreciated!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Alexa Pereira
    Alexa Pereiraalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image and what a cutie super lighting
    Alexa

  • Thanks a lot Alexa, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusalmost 4 years ago

    A lovely shot – congratulations!

  • Thank you very much Christina!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Michael Haslam
    Michael Haslamalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful light! Gorgeous shot.

  • Thanks a lot Michael, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 3 years ago

    Awwww gorgeous capture!!! :))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Many thanks Vicki, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful!!!!!!!

    J

  • Thanks a lot!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffealmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured Oct 16 2011. Great image!!!!

  • Thank you very much for the feature Sue, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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