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 & Time||27-MAR-2007, 12:02|
|Location||Near Westerhever, Germany|
|Camera||Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II|
|Lens||Canon EF 70-200 mm 2.8 L USM|
|Exposure||1/5000 sec at f/2.8|
|Digital Image Source Format||Canon Camera RAW (CR2)|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||4992 x 3328 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|