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Nov-12-2011, 05:56 PM
Came across a band of wild horses in the foothills of the Rockies in Kananaskis country. It is a family unit with one huge stallion, four other males and two mares . Found them high up on a summit where it had recently snowed.
The first pic is the lead stallion. The next is of the two youngest members of the family.
d300s + 300mm 2.8
Nov-13-2011, 02:39 AM
Snow comes early in the hills, for sure. (Used to live in Calgary before returning east to the Merry Times).
I like the shot of the stud - looks like lots of detail in his haircoat and eye.
Nov-13-2011, 12:27 PM
Great photos. Wild horses are beautiful.
Nov-13-2011, 12:43 PM
Very nice and snow on the ground oh no.
Nov-13-2011, 04:40 PM
Thanks Snowgirl, Tshaddick and Dennis for your comments. It's a lot of fun hanging around with these horses when you can find them.
Nov-13-2011, 07:55 PM
I guess it's all us Canadians responding to this post eh! I love the stud shot as well, There are only a few wild herds left I have only seen 2] so glad you got to see and photograph them.
Nov-13-2011, 09:21 PM
I have read there is between 200 and 500 horses in Alberta. Most in the Sundre area and some in the Ghost Forest and maybe 30 in Kananaskis. I have seen and photographed around 22 different horses in the kananaskis this year. I think there must be more if I can find 22 of them. Still I can't get over finding them in mountain meadows. I was looking for Bighorn sheep when I saw my first mustangs.
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