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Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection
The Netherlands

Black panther (Wikipedia)

Wild and captive…
Of the many animals in the Amsterdam zoo, the big cats in their rather small exhibits behind bars are the most hard to photograph, and to me, also the most shocking and poignant. This image, imo, almost is a manifest, an indictment.
At the same time, I know how much effort the zoo is doing to create optimal care and conditions for the animals. Hopefully also these untamed beauties will benefit from the actual renovations.

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
exp.time 1/45 sec. at f/ 4.2
ISO 200 – Focal length 200mm
TAGS : nature, animals, mammals, wild, big cats, black panther, captivity, captive, zoo, eyes, bars, Netherlands, Artis Amsterdam zoo, close_up

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Big Cats (Dec. 25, 2010)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

See more of my
Artis Amsterdam zoo collection /
Wildlife photography / Big Cats

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

Untamed Beauty

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
    steppelandabout 4 years ago

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisabout 4 years ago

  • Dank je wel!

    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    nice shot

  • Big thanks, my friend! :)

    – steppeland

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 4 years ago

    Just Awesome! Featured 12-24-10

  • Thank you so much, Barbara! This feature means a lot, becaus, for me – this image is ‘different’ :) – happy you like it!

    – steppeland

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