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Hairy socks or fetlocks of  black Friesian horse. The fetlock is the joint between the hoof and the leg and is always quite hairy in the Friesian race. Can cause problems with parasites such as mites.
Hairy socks or fetlocks of  black Friesian horse. The fetlock is the joint between the hoof and the leg and is always quite hairy in the Friesian race. Can cause problems with parasites such as mites.
Padua, Veneto, Italy - 3 July 2016. Lamentation of Christ by Giotto di Bondone in the Capella Scrovegni, completed 1305. Famous early Renaissance, lively rendition of human emotion. Easter theme.
Padua, Veneto, Italy - 3 July 2016. Judas' kiss. Part of fresco cycle by Giotto di Bondone in the Capella Scrovegni, completed 1305. Early renaissance painting.
Padua, Veneto, Italy - 3 July 2016. Lamentation of Christ by Giotto di Bondone, Capella Scrovegni, 1305. Famous early Renaissance, lively rendition of human emotion. Mary holding Christ's head.
Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna / Italy. April 11, 2011. Mosaic of the East-Roman Emperor Justinian I (with halo) with court officials, Bishop Maximian, guards and deacons. Basilica di San Vitale, 547 AD.
Pantanal cowboy with a herd of young horses in the Southern Pantanal. Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna / Italy 11 April 2011. Battistero degli Ariani (500 AD). Mosaic of baptism of Christ (middle) old man who is river Jordan left and Saint John baptist right. Dove = holy spirit.
Lenga tree in the Patagonian forest. Lenga is a type of Nothofagus, or new world beech: Nothafagus pumilio. Trail to Glaciar Grey, Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.
Camomile grower's greenhouse, crates with seedlings. Glasshouse growing flowers.The Netherlands. Shallow depth of focus, focus on first crates.
Camomile grower's greenhouse, just transplanted seedlings. Glasshouse growing flowers.The Netherlands. White pipes are for water.
Camomille grower in the Netherlands. Greenhouse with yellow flowers, bunches on transport. Shallow depth of focus, focus on second bunch. Workers in background.
Padua, Veneto, Italy - 3 July 2016. Last judgment: Hell. Fresco cycle by Giotto di Bondone in the Capella Scrovegni, completed 1305, world famous early renaissance painting. Note the gruesome details.
Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia / Chile. December 12, 2006. The Vessel Grey II in front of the huge cliff face of Grey Glacier. This boat brings passengers close to the calving icemass.
White-green lichen plant in the valdivian rainforest.Near the Osorno Volcano, Lagos region, Chile. Shallow depth of focus.
Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), walking single file. In a row, funny animal with landscape in background at Seno Otway, Punta Arenas, Patagonia, Chile.
Close-up of the Grey Glacier, a gigantic glacier in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile. Crags and crevasses in the ice clearly showing. Blue ice.
Hikers braving the storm on a West coast beach with the wreck of a Japanese ship. South of the river Chepu, Chiloe Island, Chile.
Juvenile / young Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) sitting on rocks. Pinguineria Puñihuil, Chiloe Island, Chile.
Nalca (Gunnera tinctoria), also called giant rubarb or Chilean rubarb. Cooked for jam or pangue.
Village of Ancud, Chiloe Island, Chile.
Campos de Altitude, Itaitiaia NP, Sao Paulo / Brazil. 29 October 2006. Hikers dwarfed by rocks at Pratelhas en Algulas negras, the alpine area of Itatiaia National Park.
Lizard (tropidurus catalanensis) in the sun. Iguaçu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Shallow depth of focus, focus on eye and face.
Pantanal cowboy herding the cows.Southern Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
Black orchid (Nigritella nigra). Smells strongly of vanilla.This species is found in the limestone alpine meadows of the Dolomite mountains, Northern Italy. Val Badia, Val Gardena.
Corvara, South Tyrol / Italy - July 6, 2016. Hiker on a trail near Piz Boé. Val Badia, Dolomite mountains, Northern Italy.
Mucking out the stables at the horse barn. Fresh straw has just been distributed in the row of horse stables / boxes. Broom and manure fork visible.
Padua (Padova), Veneto / Italy - 3 July, 2016. Loggia Amulea, Prato della Valle, . This is a neogothic building with a beautiful arcade, located in the large square of Padua.
Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna/Italy - April 14, 2011. Late 6th century Byzantine mosaic depicting Saint Martin (left) and Saint Clement. Part of a procession of 26 martyrs. Basilica of San Appolinarei Nuovo
Beautiful shiny black Friesian mare grazing in a short meadow. Friesian horses are native to The Netherlands. Short grass enhances sand intake and risk of sand colic.
Beautiful shiny black Friesian mare grazing in a short meadow. Friesian horses are native to Friesland province in The Netherlands.
Wooden numbers 2018 in the snow in a forest setting. Happy New Year concept. Natural forest scene, classic, natural light, light colors, green branches and tree trunks.
LUNTEREN, THE NETHERLANDS - FEBRUARY 24 2018. Abandoned agricultural building. Many sheds, barns and farm houses are now abandoned in The Netherlands, as farmers quit and only large farms survive.
Green and yellow leaf amidst fallen autumn leaves, brown, red, orange. Uniqueness concept, standing out, fall, autumn in the forest.
Padua, Veneto, Italy - 3 July 2016. Fresco cycle by Giotto di Bondone in the Capella Scrovegni, completed 1305, world famous landmark of early renaissance painting.
Dried out corn / maize in the field. The summer of 2018: a record drought in the Netherlands. A lot of feed crops are (partly) lost due to lack of rain and extreme temperatures.
Pears on a tree in an orchard near Zaltbommel, the Netherlands
Nest of the Rufous hornero (Furnarius rufus), a type of ovenbird. Southern Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul. Ovenbirds make their nests out of clay.
Chocolate letter S. An S made out of dark chocolate. Traditional gift for the Dutch and Flemmish holiday of Sinterklaas on December 5th. Often the first letter of one's name is given.
Veluwe Moorland Sheep in the Veluwe nature area, near Ede, the Netherlands. These hardy and friendly sheep are a historic breed that is used to eat grasses on the open moors.
Tourist on central square of Urbino, looking at the Palazzo Ducale. The palace of the dukes of Urbino was built in the 15th century in Renaissance style by the Montefeltro family. Le Marche, Italy.
Hiking in the endless green steppe landscape, with wildflowers, gully and hills. A string of hikers can be seen and some white traditional ger tents in the far distance. Near Naiman Nuur NP, Mongolia.
Modern tomato greenhouse, with led lighting and no-soil technology. Ripe tomatoes on the vine. Blue and red colors from led lights.
Landscape with dry grass and almost leafless tree near Schin op Geul, Limburg, The Netherlands. Summer 2018 is a record drought, with vegetation drying out.
Schaloen castle, Oud-Valkenburg, Limburg, The Netherlands. Built in 16th century.
Farrier working on the hooves of a black horse.
Farrier working on the hooves of a black horse.
EDE, THE NETHERLANDS - JUNE 6, 2016. Highway A12 from Arnhem to Utrecht on a sunny summer day. Dutch highways are notoriously busy as logistics are a key part of the country's economy.
SOMEREN, THE NETHERLANDS - FEBRUARY 11, 2014. Workers in a modern tomato greenhouse, with led lighting and no-soil technology.
Tulip bulbs growing in a greenhouse, North Holland, the Netherlands. Shallow depth of focus, leaves only.
LAUTERBRUNNEN, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 19, 2010. Ski break with (from left to right) Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the background. Schilthorn area near Lauterbrunnen, Berner Oberland, Switzerland.
GRINDELWALD, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 18, 2010. Skiers enjoying the view of Eiger and Jungfau mountains. Berner Oberland, Switzerland.
Chocolate letter S. An S made out of dark chocolate. Traditional gift for the Dutch and Flemmish holiday of Sinterklaas on December 5th. Often the first letter of one's name is given.
Pear orchard. Fruit growing area De Betuwe, Gelderland, The Netherlands.
GRINDELWALD, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 20, 2010. Skier speeding down white slope with trail of powder behind him. Orange ski trousers, black coat. Kleine Scheidegg area, Grindelwald, Berner Oberland.
Two tiny skiers in a big winter landscape with fresh snow on the slopes. First area near Grindelwald, Berner Oberland, Switzerland.
The sand dunes of Erg Chebbi near Merzouga are among the highest and most beautiful in the Moroccan Sahara. Sahara, Morocco.
CAMPO GRANDE, MATO GROSSO DO SUL, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 21, 2006. Pantanal cowboy (Pantanero) herding young horses in the typical Pantanal landscape. Note the orange saddle pad, which is traditional here.
Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the snow in Swedish lapland.
The sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, among the highest and most beautiful in the Moroccan Sahara. Near Merzouga, Sahara, Morocco.
Close-up of a reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the snow in Swedish lapland.
LAUTERBRUNNEN, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 19, 2010. Schilthornhutte, mountain restaurant for skiers in Berner Oberland, Switzerland.
ZALTBOMMEL, THE NETHERLANDS - 24 JULY 2014. A procession of hearses crosses the Martinus Nijhoff bridge on the A2 highway, carrying victims of the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in Ukraine.
Ski lift with two skiers visible against a white snow slope and blue sky. Sunny winter day at First area near Grindelwald, Berner Oberland, Switzerland.
VAL GARDENA, ITALY - JULY 21, 2008. Hiking around the Langkofel (Sasso Lungo), Dolomites, Alto Adige, Italy.
MONTAFON, VORARLBERG, AUSTRIA - SEPTEMBER 3, 2007. Montafon cow lying in an alpine meadow, very unimpressed by two senior female hikers in the background. Near Tsagguns, Austria.
Cross country skiing trail at Rondane National Park, near the village of Hovringen, Norway.
GHENT, BELGIUM - NOVEMBER 2013. Woman standing in front of the 'Van Hoorenbeke' chocolate shop in Ghent, Belgium. Belgium is known for its chocolate delicacies. Ghent, Belgium on November 29, 2013.
Rain boots sorted by size on a shelf in a dressing room, waiting for agricultural workers to put them on.
Pig sticking her nose in the mud, rooting, back of earmark visible.
Red and white cow of the Dutch breed 'Brandrood'. This cow breed can be used for both dairy and meat. It is a traditional breed now uncommon.
Dried out corn / maize in the field. The summer of 2018: a record drought in the Netherlands. A lot of feed crops are (partly) lost due to lack of rain and extreme temperatures.
Dried out corn / maize in the field. The summer of 2018: a record drought in the Netherlands. A lot of feed crops are (partly) lost due to lack of rain and extreme temperatures.
Dried out corn / maize in the field. The summer of 2018: a record drought in the Netherlands. A lot of feed crops are (partly) lost due to lack of rain and extreme temperatures.
Large beech tree (fagus sp) in the forest in Limburg, The Netherlands. Light coming through the branches, god concept, heaven concept, light beam, spirit concept, force of nature concept.
Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands - 18 July 2018. Margraten World War II American Cemetery. 8300 US Soldiers were buried here.
Margraten, Limburg, The Netherlands - 18 July 2018. Margraten World War II American Cemetery. 8300 US Soldiers were buried here. Graves of Jewish soldiers are marked with a star of David.
Oud-Valkenburg, Limburg - July 17 2018.  The Netherlands. Landscape with village and castle Genhoes.
Landscape with dry grass and almost leafless tree near Schin op Geul, Limburg, The Netherlands. Summer 2018 is a record drought, with vegetation drying out.
Epen, Limburg, the Netherlands - July 18 2018. The 'volmolen' a watermill that was formerly used to grind oil from cereals. Located on the small river 'Kleine Geul', now a monument and museum.
Epen, Limburg, the Netherlands - July 18 2018. Family hiking near the 'Volmolen' watermill, located on the small river 'Kleine Geul'.
Oud-Valkenburg, Limburg,  The Netherlands - July 17 2018. The 'three statues', depicting Mary, Jesus and St John  on the river Geul near Schaloen Castle. Put here to protect against evil spirits.
Oud-Valkenburg, Limburg,  The Netherlands - July 17 2018. The 'three statues', depicting Mary, Jesus and St John  on the river Geul near Schaloen Castle. Put here to protect against evil spirits.
Yellow mushroom on dead tree (laetiporus sulphureus). Common names: crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods.
Yellow mushroom on dead tree (laetiporus sulphureus). Common names: crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods.
Oud-Valkenburg, Limburg, The Netherlands - July 17 2018.  Entrance to the grounds of Schaloen castle. With terrace and bar. Built in 16th century.
ANN ARBOR, USA - SEPTEMBER 25, 2014. Students relaxing on the meadow at Ann Arbor campus, Michigan, USA.
Entrance gate to cathedral grounds, with sculptures of angels, heraldic shields and a bronze statue of Christ in state. Canterbury, England, UK.
Reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) in the snow in Swedish lapland. Beautiful peaceful gaze, big brown eyes and very fluffy warm coat.
Alpine cow with large traditional bell roaming the meadows in the Swiss Alps. This type of cattle is called braunvieh and features in many commercials, like the ones for Milka chocolate
Camels, or rather dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius), waiting for tourists at Al Khazneh (the treasury).  Focus on the whiskers. Petra, Jordan. Probably built 2nd-3d Century AD.
NORCIA, UMBRIA, ITALY - MAY 28, 2007. Main square with church of San Benedetto (14th-16th cent) & Palazzo Communale (city hall). Norcia was hit by a 6,6 mag earthquake on 30 Oct 2016, destroying both.
NORCIA, UMBRIA, ITALY - MAY 28, 2007. Main square with the church of San Benedetto (14th - 16th cent). Norcia was hit by a 6,6 mag earthquake on 30 Oct 2016, destroying both the church and belltower.
Statue of Saint Peter, the apostle that founded the (Catholic) Church, holding the keys to the church. Saint Michaels church, Ghent, Flanders, Belgium.
Cross country skiing at Rondane National Park, near the village of Hovringen. Norway. Silence in nature,  wilderness, empty landscape.
Small waterworks, sluices and dams regulate water levels in agricultural areas in The Netherlands.
LUNTEREN, THE NETHERLANDS - 24 FEBRUARY 2018. Abandoned agricultural building. Many sheds, barns and farm houses are now abandoned in The Netherlands, as farmers quit and only large farms survive.
LUNTEREN, THE NETHERLANDS - 24 FEBRUARY 2018. Abandoned agricultural building. Many sheds, barns and farm houses are now abandoned in The Netherlands, as farmers quit and only large farms survive.
LUNTEREN, THE NETHERLANDS - FEBRUARY 24 2018. Abandoned agricultural building. Many sheds, barns and farm houses are now abandoned in The Netherlands, as farmers quit and only large farms survive.
WADI RUM, JORDAN - 22 APRIL 2009. Tourists exploring a natural stone arch in Wadi Rum, South Jordan.
Dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius), waiting for tourists at Al Khazneh (the treasury), probably built 2nd-3d Century AD. Most famous building of ancient Nabatean city of Petra, Jordan.
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