Here is my second wild horse trip from December.
This was by far my most successful trip in terms of the number of herds we ran into (6) but only a couple were in prime locations to photograph from in terms of the back drop, lighting and distance.
It lightly snowed in the morning, some locations had snow on the ground while other's were dry, so I was able to work in a nice variety of lighting conditions. My favorite was by far the blue roan herd in the snowy big open field with overcast skies, this location was pure heaven!
I did not take as many pictures this time around because I already have enough photos of these guys (though extreme majestic beauties) hanging out and eating, so I spent more time just observing and waiting for that moment to come. Still no moments of them playing but it was close! I sense this time coming very soon for me.
The #1 challenge when photographing these beauties is still most definitely not knowing what distance you can work from them. But I also believe that's what makes the experience so thrilling but yet rewarding.
The story from that day was how we ran into a bay wildie who was all alone standing in an open field. At first we thought he was waiting for his herd but after some observing, we discovered that he was in distress and most likely lost his herd. Throughout the day, we ended up running into this same horse three times with the third time right on the main road just minutes after we were taking pictures of a stallion and his herd (the final 3 pictures in this album). Then all of a sudden we see this horse trotting down the main road towards us and it was the same horse! He was on a mission to locate other horses and fortunately he ended up heading along the same path to the herd of 6 that was just there a few minutes prior to him showing up.
It's too bad he didn't come by a few minutes earlier and then we would have been able to see all the action. Now that is something that I would have loved to get video of to share.
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