#wonderfulNature

Morning Fountain Tale


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link).

Early morning in Leiden, the Netherlands. A fountain on the Beestenmarkt. Low sunlight, and some pigeons. With a little fantasy, one doesn’t need much to make a fairytale 🙂 . Feel free to add your own version of the conversation 😉 .

Beestenmarkt in Leiden, the Netherlands


Fountain in morning light. Beestenmarkt in Leiden, the Netherlands

A few pigeons meet to take their morning shower

A few pigeons meet to take their morning shower

Good morning, how are you today?

Good morning, how are you today?

Pigeon in backlight near a city fountain

Looks like it’s going to be a fine day, don’t you think so?

Sparkling fountain water.

Aaaah, that’s nice and fresh!

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Red-legged seriema on the pathway


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link)

Red-legged seriema on the pathway

Red-legged seriema on the pathway

Also named crested cariama

Morning Poetry – Canadean goose on the river Rurh


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Morning poetry - Canadian goose on the River Ruhr

Morning poetry – Canadian goose on the River Ruhr

Photo made in Germany, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia – May 2014

Orang Utan – mother and baby bonding


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Orang Utan - mother and baby

Orang Utan – mother and baby

I hope you don’t mind that I’m posting another Orang Utan photo today, Even though it has just a slight motion blur, I didn’t want to withhold it from you 😉

More info about Orang Utan, you can find in my previous post here: Orang Utan – Read my thoughts

Orangutan – Read my thoughts


Deze blog post in het Nederlands (link)

 

Orangutan - Read my thoughts

Orangutan – Read my thoughts

Orangutan with pensive eyes – could we only read it’s thoughts… Photographed in Apenheul zoo, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

 

Orangutan

Quote:

“The orangutans are the two exclusively Asian species of extant great apes. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, orangutans are currently found in only the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.
The name “orangutan” (also written  is derived from the Malay and Indonesian words orang meaning “person” and hutan meaning “forest”, thus “person of the forest”.
Orangutans are the most arboreal of the great apes and spend most of their time in trees. Their hair is typically reddish-brown, instead of the brown or black hair typical of chimpanzees and gorillas. Males and females differ in size and appearance. Dominant adult males have distinctive cheek pads and produce long calls that attract females and intimidate rivals. Younger males do not have these characteristics and resemble adult females. Orangutans are the most solitary of the great apes, with social bonds occurring primarily between mothers and their dependent offspring, who stay together for the first two years. Fruit is the most important component of an orangutan’s diet; however, the apes will also eat vegetation, bark, honey, insects and even bird eggs. They can live over 30 years in both the wild and captivity.

Conservation status
During the early 2000s, orangutan habitat has decreased rapidly due to logging and forest fires, as well as fragmentation by roads. A major factor in that period of time has been the conversion of vast areas of tropical forest to palm oil plantations in response to international demand. Palm oil is used for cooking, cosmetics, mechanics, and biodiesel. Hunting is also a major problem as is the illegal pet trade. Orangutans may be killed for the bushmeat trade, crop protection, or for use for traditional medicine. Mother orangutans are killed so their infants can be sold as pets, and many of these infants die without the help of their mother.
As a result of all this, both species are on the IUCN Red List of Mammals. The Sumatran species is critically endangered and the Bornean species is endangered.” Source: Wikipedia

 

Young Eglantine Rose on thorny bush


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Young Eglantine Rose on thorny bush

Young Eglantine Rose on thorny bush

Young, soft pink Eglantine rose with yellow stamens and tiny drops of dew on the petals, on an old and thorny bush… Photo made in North Holland Dunes Reserve, June 8, 2014.

The choice for this image to post today was inspired by a poem of georgetteann  : Grief – May this image bring some gentle comfort and hope to anyone who has lost a loved one recently or longer ago – and still silently cries at night about the loss…