Another neat shot of a couple of stallions from the Onaqui Mountains Wild Horse Herd Management Area. Same ones from the post a few days ago, but a different look and different light. Shot on the shortest day of 2020. Those scars are really something.
This might not be art…but it sure is a compelling portrait. This is a palomino stallion from the Onaqui Mountains Herd. Check out his blue eye. I know this one and he’s really earned his scars. He’s pretty bellicose and seems to enjoy fighting with the other stallions. He is an instigator.
He was kind of posing for me and posturing when I shot it this. It’s a full frame shot at 225mm – so I was pretty close. His lip is curled not because he’s showing off, but because he’s processing smell (of all things). Seems the stallions are pretty sensitive to the pheromones in the air ;). Imagine that.
Anyway, this is a great shot of this guy. And really captures his personality. And it can be art if you want it to be.
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These two are a lot of fun to watch. I think they’re both males from the same dam. They’re always together, running, playing, and sparring – much like you’d expect others to act. The picture was shot toward the end of the day on the shortest day of the year in 2020. The light was just starting to get “golden” as the sun was going down. Was my first time out with this herd, too, and it was a really special experience. Great interaction with the horses, great light, and great memories.