Ouwehands Dierenpark
Zoo Rhenen – the Netherlands


Lionfish (Pterois Wikipedia) is a genus of venomous marine fish found mostly in the Indo-Pacific. Pterois is characterized by red, white and black stripes, showy pectoral fins and venomous spiky tentacles. They are classified into fifteen different species, but Pterois radiata, Pterois volitans and Pterois miles are the most commonly studied. Pterois are popular aquarium fish and are readily utilized in the culinary world. (source: Wikipedia)

Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
exp.time 1/20 sec. at f/4,5
ISO 400 – Focal length 43mm

TAGS: nature, animals, aquatic, aquarium, fish, lionfish, brown, striped, camouflage camouflaged, venomous, Netherlands, Ouwehands Dierenpark Rhenen, steppeland

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in ‘Nature sublime…’ – High Quality Images (Oct.2, 2011)
Featured in Amazing Wildlife (Oct. 16, 2011)
Featured in Artists universe (Dec. 17, 2011)

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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

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 3 years ago

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you, dear, much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Awesome capture!

  • Thanks so much, Istvan! Your comments and support really mean a lot!

    – steppeland

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxover 3 years ago

    Prachtige foto, Steppe!
    Vroeger een abonnement op Ouwehands gehad. De kinderen vonden dat fantastisch: mochten ze per keer kiezen waar ze heen wilden…. en als afsluiting het zwembad (weet niet of dat er nog steeds is…).

  • Dank je, Hans! Ja, prachtige zoo – Ouwehands! Ben er maar 1x geweest, marr hop er zeker terug te gaan – Veel meer en betere fotografische mogelijkheden dan in Artis, waar ik zelf een jaarabonnement heb. Da’s voor mij natuurlijk veel dichter bij, maar inderdaad, een echte ‘stads-dierentuin’ met beperkte mogelijkheden voor verieuwing en aanpassing/uitbreiding. Maar ze doen wel enorm hun best! Als ik een volgende keer naar Rhenen ga,ga ik zeker op onderzoek uit naar het zwembad LOL – ik laat het je weten ;)

    Prettige dag nog!


    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – steppeland

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

    Vibrant colors


  • Thanks a lot, Larry!

    – steppeland

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 3 years ago

    That is a very cool fish……Very clear shot. Beautiful!!

  • Yes, haute couture of the underwater world, isn’t it, LOL! Thanks a lot, Elizabeth!

    – steppeland

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenover 3 years ago

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  • Thanks a lot, Lynne, for yet another feature! The continuous support I receive for my work in this group is a tremendous help and encouragement! Thank you!

    – steppeland

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago


  • Awesome! Thanks, Qnita!

    – steppeland

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 3 years ago

    Wings and Fins Collection
    October 16, 2011

  • Fabulous! That’s a beautiful collection indeed, DeeZ, and I’m truly honoured that you picked my work among them! :D

    – steppeland

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