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Amsterdam LF 2019-2020 15
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This night-shot was taken on December 7th, 2019 in Amsterdam, the capital of my small country (The Netherlands) on the occasion of the light festival, edition # 8 there (version 2019/2020 with the central theme 'Disrupt!').

There are 20 artworks shown on this festival. This one, called 'Hiding In The Wolf's Lair' was created by the Dutch 'Republic of Amsterdam Radio & Nomad Tinker House'.

Information/description provided by the festival committee: "Four glowing wolves prowl about, having yet to notice the silhouettes of hidden figures. Despite the fact that it was a favored walkabout among German soldiers (WWII), ARTIS was also a safe heaven for around 200-300 people in hiding. Did you know that people did hid above the enclosure of the lions and the wolves?" (see my below PS)

PS:

1 - during the WWII, ARTIS served as a hiding place for Jews and members of the resistance, while German soldiers continued coming to the zoo for entertainment;

2 - this capture was hard to be taken (almost not feasible) because of the difference in lighting conditions (light intensity of the wolves versus the lighting conditions at the background).

Edit:

Referring to Tick's, aka OFT (Owd Fella Tick), comment below: I didn't know about the movie The Zookeeper's Wife, but after watching the trailer, this post will be a representation for the SNATM-theme (🎥). Thanks for your help, OFT, 👍 !

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.koca
01/30/20 10:13 AM GMT
It was hard, but not for you, Cornelius, because you gave us a wonderful photo.
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::0930_23
01/30/20 3:44 PM GMT
Beautifully done and photographed SEA. It is right at the top of the list of my favorites in this series.
It is great what the citizens did to aid the Jews during those terrible times in your country.
I did watch a movie The Zookeeper's Wife that hid Jews in Warsaw.
Great post and tribute all in one.

OFT


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
::Ramad
01/30/20 7:01 PM GMT
Wonderful lighting and a wonderful shot of it Cornelius. The glowing wolves" add a nice touch to lit up scene.
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Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors.
::0930_23
01/30/20 7:07 PM GMT
I'm glad you approved of my information SEA.
Like Raj, I like the glowing animals as well.
Perfect for SNATM 👍👍
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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
::tigger3
01/30/20 8:23 PM GMT
Very interesting, and well done. I feel a sense of sadness with the story behind it, but I'm glad you shared it with us. tigs=^..^=
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
::trixxie17
01/30/20 10:52 PM GMT
Fascinating story Mr. C. - well shot and explained.
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The Amen of nature is always a flower .... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
::mesmerized
02/02/20 2:08 AM GMT
Love the dark tones and lighting...and I'm glad Tick suggested this for SNATM as it makes for a wonderful entry with your informative narrative...thank you, SEA!
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