Spring Is Here! (II)

MARCH 2007 – A mother sheep licks its newborn dry, right after birth near Westerhever, Germany. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

We had hiked up to the beautiful Westerhever Lighthouse near St.-Peter-Ording in Northern Germany and were now slowly returning to our car, passing several large meadows. On one of them, a mother sheep had just given birth to its kid and intensely licked it clean and dry.

I love the gesture and the still somewhat dizzy look of the new born after the exhausting experience. Then again, it is an age-old act, learned over countless generations and performed naturally. And this is a deeply satisfying thought for me.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time27-MAR-2007, 12:02
LocationNear Westerhever, Germany
CameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark II
LensCanon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L USM
Exposure1/5000 sec at f/2.8
Digital Image Source FormatCanon Camera RAW (CR2)
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions4992 x 3328 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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