Niek and Dad - Close-up  by steppeland

The young Giraffe Niek, here 4 months old, was born in Artis Amsterdam Zoo (The Netherlands) on Feb. 22, 2008.
It’s the second young of mom Oranya and dad Asali .

Artis Amsterdam zoo-collectionYoung giraffe Niek -seriesMy zoo photography and – art

Technical details:

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Exposure 1/45 sec, f. unknown, ISO 200
Date: June 18, 2008
326 views on Oct.1, 2011

Challenge winner
Challenge winner in On four legs by Mood and ambience group (Oct.18 , 2009)
Challenge winner in Giraffes big and tall – Zoofari (Oct. 19, 2011)

Features & top 10 placements
Top10 placement in Long, long legs , the baby giraffe and Your very own fav giraffe image (Oct.7, 2009) and was featured several times in Giraffes, the long and the tall of it (Oct.17 , 2009)
Top 10 placement in B&W Animal shots – Weekly theme challenges (Nov.11, 2009)
Featured in Even-toed Ungulates (Feb.11, 2010)
Featured in Images of endearment (Sept. 2, 2011)
Featured in Peace, love and tranquility (Sept. 2, 2011)
Featured in Inspired by Life (Sept. 8, 2011)
Top 10 in Black and white challenge and Featured in Zoofari (Sept. 16, 2011)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

See more
See more of my Artis Amsterdam zoo-collection
See more of my Black and white photo’s
See more of my young_animals

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 5 years ago

  • a~m .
    a~m .over 5 years ago

    …this would be lovely in our current Baby Giraffe Challenge

  • a~m .
    a~m .over 5 years ago

    Well Done!

  • Awesome! Thank you so much for the feature, and for all the work you do for the club! That is really marvellous! (hug)

    – steppeland

  • a~m .
    a~m .over 5 years ago

    Well Done Again! :-)

  • steppeland
    steppelandover 5 years ago

    w00t!! Thank you!!

  • a~m .
    a~m .over 5 years ago

    Well Done Steppie

  • Late, but not less full hearted thank you for the feature, a~m – it’s really appreaciated!

    – steppeland

  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenover 5 years ago

    Mood & Ambience group
    On Four Legs challenge!

  • Awesome! Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxover 5 years ago

    Wow, wat een beauty, en alweer in de prijzen gevallen!
    Van harte met je eerst plaats in de On Four Legs Challenge!
    Groeten en fijne zondag!

  • Ja, ’t kan niet op hé – ik kan het op tijd niet bijhouden LOL – maar wel altijd heel leuk, toch! :)
    Dank je wel, Hans!

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 5 years ago

    Love it!!! :D :D

  • Big thanks! Glad you like it! :)

    – steppeland

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 5 years ago

    outstanding shot

  • Thanks a lot for your visit and comment, LoneAngel! It means a lot!

    – steppeland

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