Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Other

Cultural Living Heritage ‘The Last of Their Kind’

  • Photographer
    Maartje Roos
  • Agency / Studio
    Roos Photography
  • Technical Info
    Fujifilm Gfx50s, 63mm, 45mm, 110mm
  • Photo Date

Many people know that the Orangutan and the Polar bear are on the verge of extinction. But closer to home, special varieties are also in danger of disappearing. I live in the Netherlands and have looked at what it is like here. The Red & White Friesian cow, the Groningen horse, the Zeeuws milk sheep… Where these animals used to be the first domesticated farm animals in the Netherlands, they are now the last of their kind. Reason enough to put these rare pet breeds in the spotlight. With these images I want to give the animals a face and also highlight their original habitat.