Mother love [Animals]

© Dee Lou

Mother love

Uploaded: June 28, 2005 12:30:56


Taken in the Johannesburg zoo.


Andrea W. Hedgepeth June 28, 2005

What a wonderful image. Great shot! #270488

Beverley A. Daniels June 28, 2005

Oh my God--that's so adorable!! Great shot Angie--I love it! #1532005

Terry L. Ellis level-classic June 28, 2005

Awesome!!!! #1532009

Jennifer L. Wright June 28, 2005

Awww, that is darling! #1532042

Jen June 28, 2005

This is absolutely adorable! #1532158

Jessica L. Richard June 28, 2005

great captrue, this is adorable! #1532172

Ellen L. Zaslaw June 28, 2005

Wonderful image. Very touching. Great title. #1532668

Ken Grooms June 28, 2005

This is a perfectly composed picture. If the animals were people, they could not be better posed. I like everything - the expression, pose, color, sharpness, etc. Great job Angie!
Ken #1533015

Ellen L. Zaslaw June 29, 2005

Ken is right on.
This is transcendental ! #1533757

Ken Grooms July 22, 2005

Congratulations, Angie, on your well-deserved win! We should be seeing this one more time real soon! #1623378

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 23, 2005

Fantastic capture Angie. I love it. Congrautlations on your win. Good luck on the next round. #1625384

July 23, 2005

What a great pose! Mom has a nice smile #1626007

Andrea W. Hedgepeth July 23, 2005

Contratulations on making to the finalist! #1626093

Serena Pierce level-classic July 23, 2005

Great capture!! Cogratulations!! #1627178

Lori Teller July 23, 2005

What timing! This is awesome! #1628472

Jennifer S July 24, 2005

This is SO cute! Perfect timing- awesome shot!! Congrats on being a finalist! #1631854

LJ Corliss level-classic July 24, 2005

Congrats :) #1633785

Piotr M. Organa July 24, 2005

What a fantastic family portrait! Amazing smiles.
Congratulations on your well deserved FIRST PLACE, Angie! #1633835

Kerby Pfrangle July 25, 2005


Congratulations on your first place win.

Job well done.

Kerby #1634133

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your first place win Angie. It would make a cute greeting card. Hope you send one to the zoo so they can see that they had a person take a winning picture from there. #1634865

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your first place win, Angie!!
Kathleen #1634885

Claudette Foote July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your first place win, Angie!!

Cindy Cone July 25, 2005

This is wonderful! Congrats on your well-deserved first place win, Angie! #1635077

Christy L. Densmore July 25, 2005

Congratulations, I just love this shot. #1635078

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this wonderful winner! #1635210

Peggy Wolff July 25, 2005

Love this, love this, love this! Congrats on a great first place win! #1635281

Cathy Barrows July 25, 2005

Congrats on your win!...just too cute #1635412

Kay Beausoleil July 25, 2005

Wonderful portrait -- congratulations on your win, Angie! #1635509

Melissa L. Zavadil July 25, 2005

You have just gotta LOVE this image!! This is the sweetest animal photo that I have seen in a long time!!! How absolutely adorable!!! Congratulations on your 1ST PLACE WIN!! This shot is so deserving!! #1635535

Melissa L. Zavadil July 25, 2005

I have to add one more thing!! The dirty face on the little one just gets me!!! We love them anyway--even when they are dirty!!!! :o) I just love this shot!! #1635553

Wendy Stevenson July 25, 2005

Congratulatons on your FIRST PLACE win Angie with this very sweet shot!! #1635632

Ken Grooms July 25, 2005

I told you so! #1635664

KHAWLA Haddad July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful first place winner!!! #1635705

Jill Flynn July 25, 2005

A big congratulations on your well deserved FIRST PLACE win Angie! Way to go!! #1635839

Joyce ONeil July 25, 2005

This made me smile so big! Awesome! Congratulations! #1635968

Amanda Price July 25, 2005

lol! What a wonderful capture!! It almost look she's trying to restrain her dirty toddler for a quick portrait before he's off and runnung again! haha Congratulations on your win! #1636261

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 25, 2005

I said this was awesome when you posted and now the Judges agree! Congratulations, Angie, for this awesome first place win!!!!! #1636685

Ermanno Radice July 25, 2005

Congratulations on this gorgeous first place winner, Angie!!!
Love this image!!!!!!! #1636974

Judy A. Lawhon July 25, 2005

Congrats Angie....wonderful photo!! #1637214

Lorri Shane July 25, 2005

Angie--I am so glad that you won. This is one of my all time favorites! Lorri #1637247

Paulette Plakidas July 25, 2005

This is an unbelievable shot! Congratulations!!! #1637553

Cindy Zweiacher July 25, 2005

Congratulations on your winner!! Really great Angie:) #1637584

Joannie Bertucci level-classic July 25, 2005

There is so much us humans can learn from the animal kingdom!
Congratulations on a very fine win! #1637668

Serena Pierce level-classic July 25, 2005

This really does make you smile! Congrats on your first place win!!! #1637875

Sharon Day July 25, 2005

Congratulations, Angie!!! Wonderful image! #1638132

Dee Lou July 26, 2005

A big thank you to everyone for all your morale-boosting comments!!
I can hardly believe it. :-)

Mary K. Robison July 26, 2005

Everybody else has pretty well covered it ~ this is an amazing (and beautiful)double portrait, Angie.
CONGRATULATIONS on an undeniably well-earned First Place win!!! #1638930

Jonna Bergström July 26, 2005

Congratulations on this great win!! #1641827

Nancy Grace Chen July 27, 2005

Their expressions are so human-like it's surprising! Congratulations on your winner!

Nancy #1644939

Els De Winter July 27, 2005

I absolutely love this photo. Congratulations on your first place win! #1645539

Pamela K July 28, 2005

This is great! What a capture! Congrats on first place!

Pam #1649539

Janet Williams July 29, 2005

This is just SO adorable! They just look so much as if they are posing, AND smiling for you! Its amazing - really well done and congrats on win. #1651518

Kevin Anderson July 30, 2005

GREAT SHOT!! Angie. How did you get them in that position? absolutely perfect composition. This is FIRST PLACE MATERIAL. CONGRATS, CONGRATULATIONS. #1657411

Virginia L. Allison July 31, 2005

I'm speechless...this is a major WOW. Congrats on a well deserved win. #1658396

Mark Oxley August 01, 2005

WOW!! Tremendous capture, Angie. A big congrats on a well deserved 1st place. #1665222

Shari Travison August 03, 2005

Too adorable. Great timing and wonderful shot. Congratulations! #1672223

Joy Rector August 05, 2005

congrats on this precious win. #1680691

Loraine Arnold August 06, 2005

This is SO cute!!!! #1683632

Elisabeth A. Gay August 11, 2005

Meerkats, my favourite critters - what perfect models!! This is incredible Angie
Ann #1706379

Lori Carlson August 19, 2005

What a portrait Angie!!!! Wonderfully done! I'm excited for you with your win~congratulations! :0) #1736332

Donna Dunbar August 20, 2005

I Don't know How I ever missed this one but this is fantastic!!!!! Congrats on your win. #1737765

Emanuel R.L Marcos April 29, 2006

Donna u u took the work right from my mouth!!Angioe this is gr8!!Congratulations #2704841

Tonya R. Boles July 18, 2006

Great shot. #3047205

Debra K. Thomas March 14, 2008

OUTSTANDING! :) #5642030

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer January 13, 2009

I see this for the first time! OMG!!!! You couldn't have asked for a better pose, could you! This is SOOOOO precious and SOOOO wonderfully captured. Big congrats on your great win, Angie. So well deserved. Straigth into my favs too. #7023488

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 17, 2009


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