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Oostvaardersplassen - Nature Reserve

During winter, life can be harsh for hundreds of Red Deer, Wild horses and many bird species, like Herons, Great Bittern etc, in this semi-wilderness in the central part of the Netherlands.
Especially when there is deep snow, lack of food causes starvation among the weak and the strongest will survive . So the survival of the fittest keeps the herds strong and healthy.
Also Foxes, which are quite common in this reserve, profit from carcasses of deer, cows and birds in winter. Maybe in future a pack of Wolves could do a great job as natural predators in this part of Holland.
  Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
 Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
 Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
 Heckcattle in snow
Heckcattle in snow
  Buizerd - Buzzard  on  dead pigeon
Buizerd - Buzzard on dead pigeon
DSC_1959  Vos - Red Fox
DSC_1959 Vos - Red Fox
  Vos - Red Fox DSC_1963
Vos - Red Fox DSC_1963
  Konickpaarden - Konickhorses
Konickpaarden - Konickhorses
 Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
 Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
 Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
 Edelhert - Red Deer
Edelhert - Red Deer
 Roerdomp - Great Bittern
Roerdomp - Great Bittern
 Roerdomp - Great Bittern
Roerdomp - Great Bittern
Roerdomp - Great Bittern
Roerdomp - Great Bittern
Roerdomp - Great Bittern
Roerdomp - Great Bittern
Red Deer - Edelhert
Red Deer - Edelhert
Red Deer - Edelhert  & Heck-Cattle
Red Deer - Edelhert & Heck-Cattle
Roe Deer - ReeŽn
Roe Deer - ReeŽn
 Brandganzen  -  Barnacle Geese
Brandganzen - Barnacle Geese
Snow-dunes
Snow-dunes
drift-ice piling up - kruiend ijs
drift-ice piling up - kruiend ijs
drift-ice piling up - kruiend ijs
drift-ice piling up - kruiend ijs
Tufted Duck - Kuifeend
Tufted Duck - Kuifeend
Snow-dunes - sneeuwduinen
Snow-dunes - sneeuwduinen