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A Mother's love

F4.5, 1/250, ISO100, 300mm

I have noticed that, like with humans animal behaviour in the wild changes during the day. I wanted to record their behaviour in the early morning. I was not disappointed at all. I followed a herd of Zebras and the Eland was there too. I followed them on foot for over 300m. It took me about an hour. They finally allowed me close enough to them that I literally stood among the herds.

There was a fair amount of fondling and grooming among the zebras and the Eland. At first the baby Zebra was drinking from her mother. After the drinking I watched her as her mother pulled her closer to her. The mother fondled her little one for about 10 minutes, rubbing her skin with her head, hugging her and sometimes also kissing her.

Comments 60

  • Faddoush 07/11/2010 11:03

    Lovely moment.
  • Fons van Swaal 05/12/2010 20:48

  • Zbigniew Galucki 05/07/2010 15:55

    świetne +++
  • Alexandru Valentin Iedu 05/02/2010 20:25

    Congratulation, I'm very happy about this result.

  • Massimo Gherardi 05/02/2010 19:20

  • Inez Correia Marques 05/02/2010 18:52

    Congretulations Deryck
  • J e n n i f e r E. 05/02/2010 11:13

  • Mark Billiau. 05/02/2010 8:14

    Congratulations with the star, Deryck !

  • J e n n i f e r E. 03/26/2010 20:09

    This is a really cute image!
  • Alexandru Valentin Iedu 01/27/2010 12:57

  • Florian Clarén 01/27/2010 12:37

    great work..!!
  • ... Daylight ... 01/03/2010 18:22

    ohhhh, that´s sooooo cute :-)
    what a wonderful moment!

    Happy new year to you! :-)
  • Nancy Blach 01/03/2010 16:17

    Isn't it wonderful ? And you are so lucky to be able to see all that, just reading about it makes my heart melt.
    Beautiful image.
  • Pozer Katalin 01/02/2010 17:01

    We have a famous op-art painter, Victor Vasarely. Look at the link :-)
    NIce image, Deryck.
    Hugs, kati
  • Eva Maria Zernig 01/01/2010 16:40

    Beautiful schowing the love of the mother.
    LG Eva Maria
  • Christa Regina 12/31/2009 10:42

    I love the moment you have captured here between mother and child,Deryck. It is so wonderful.
    Best wishes Christa
  • die Silvie 12/30/2009 15:44

    That's sweet!

    Wishes from Silvie
  • Annelie S. 12/30/2009 14:22

    It's so lovely!!
  • bombamo Michèle 12/30/2009 7:01

    your patience enables us to watch a terribly touching scene
    oh tender the mother looks , and she is a beauty !!
  • maria teresa mosna 12/29/2009 22:57

    Splendida e molto tenera, bravissimo, Mt
  • Barbara Neider 12/29/2009 13:31

    once again a heartwarming scene at the end of the year...perfect
    LG Barbara
  • Guglielmo Rispoli 12/29/2009 11:41

    fine picture
    I like it
    regards Deryck
    ciao, Guglielmo
  • Andrea Sagawe 12/29/2009 11:29

    So lovely and storytelling :-)
    Wonderful to watch the tenderness between mother and child.

  • cosmosgirl 12/29/2009 11:27

    So great picture....and love!

    Hugs. Claudia
  • M-o-n-a 12/29/2009 11:11

    A wonderful picture
    and true love.
    Sehr gefühlvoll und schön anzusehen.
    LG Mona


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