Last Sunday we made a fantastic tour through the Oostvaardersplassen, a nature reserve in the Netherlands which is managed by the State Forestry Service. Covering about 56 square kilometres (22 sq mi), it is noted as an example of rewilding. I have made posts about this area before
see here. These are Konik ponies.
This time we went with a guided tour in a little open bus, so you could have a good look at he animals as these Heck cattle.
At a certain moment the sun broke through the clouds which gave a beautiful sight at the landscape.
The tour was specially in the late afternoon to watch the red deers. This is the rutting season of the year and the males have to fertilize the females. The males make a special roaring sound, named belling.
Here you can see at the left a male with his big antler looking for a female.
The Heck cattle decided here to have a walk and blocked the road for our bus.
At a a certain moment they decided to run to the other side of the road in a long run together.
And stared at us strange people with their cameras.
In the end we had a beautiful sunset.
Have a look for more photos at the blog sccollections of hubby.