February 4, 2014

A Winter Walk

Photograph by Marisela Murcia Navarro, National Geographic Your Shot

While walking in the countryside "enjoying the air, sounds, and colors of winter," Your Shot contributor Marisela Murcia Navarro suddenly caught this sight. "I stopped and felt that nature had given me a gift," she says. A native of Spain, Murcia had been visiting her father's region of Manchuela in Castile-La Mancha and, during long walks with camera in hand, found "scenes that seemed out of the pages of a story."

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80 comments
Prasad Prsamy
Prasad Prsamy

FINE COMPOSIRIONS,THE EYES THAT HAS THE CREATIVITY DESRVES ALL THE PRAOSE.

susan duvenage
susan duvenage

So peaceful,the white horse quietly waiting for the story to begin.Poetic and beautiful.

Carrie Timmen
Carrie Timmen

Where is Lancelot? This looks like it could be the horse from any fairy tale!

Andreas Bracke
Andreas Bracke

fantastic shot. how about: try to convert to b+w, get the horse to 2/3 of the picture (away from the center), perhaps add a little vignetting? it should get even more convincing.

Jarica Davis
Jarica Davis

Beautiful! I thought it was a unicorn, too!

Shannon T
Shannon T

Pretty sure that's a unicorn.

Sophya Vega
Sophya Vega

Reminds me of Gandalf's horse.


Linda foto :)

Maria Eva Berges Gregorio
Maria Eva Berges Gregorio

A la luz de la luna y las estrellas bajo esa eterna noche interminable mis mejillas se mojaban por las lagrimas del dolor ,cuanto dolor irreparable hay en este mundo,cuantas personas estan sufriendo las personas de seres queridos injustamente por el hambre,las guerras,la falta de empleo y yo oigo share,share,quien soy yo ?me pregunto yo tengo esa capacidad?no lo creo y vuelvo a oir share share,bueno quiza por intentarlo no pasa nada,veremos que pasa si me da un ser superior el metodo para salvar lo que me piden.amen.

Maria Eva Berges Gregorio
Maria Eva Berges Gregorio

vueltas y mas vueltas daba mi mente como salvar esa hermosa naturaleza,ea hermosa gente sin pensar en que la fe puede mover montañas,los animales de AFRICA que va a pasar? los de los bosques? los de los riscos?tenemos que dejar que cazen?.solo por capricho? este mundo puede y debe cambiar.                                 Aveces me pregunto si hay alguna fuerza sobrehumana la que esta haciendo tanto desastre por todos lados por un lado tanta sequia y por el otro tantos desastres naturales.                                                                                                                                        hola ¿eres mayke?no te reconozco en esa foto tengo ganas de verte y trabajar espero que tu  esta vez si. hasta pronto.

mahshid soleimanimoghadam
mahshid soleimanimoghadam



 Hi Jessica Harris, I love your comment. that is so smart, yesssssssssss, it's a unicorn. 

Mike Bless
Mike Bless

Very Nice !

The eye is really strong even though it appears so small!

Nice capture!

mj choi
mj choi

wooooaahhh AWESOME ^.^

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Marisela Murcia Navarro  —  The 'riderless horse' scene from Cervantes 'Man of La Mancha' where  Quixote leaps with his camera from the devil's back to photograph the phenomenon of man riding horse, only today Quixote has forgotten his chariot, lance and photo satchel, so there is no picture to take.  Gary Conn

Rhonda Jordan-Terryah
Rhonda Jordan-Terryah

Not only was this shot a gift, but, it was a magical moment for the photographer. As a photographer I love those moments!!

M. Clendenen
M. Clendenen

This makes me think of the movie Legend.

Marisela Murcia Navarro
Marisela Murcia Navarro

Thank you all for sharing your feelings, I'm glad to have awakened in you as magical moments. A hug * m

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Having had this scene handed to her as a gift,was truly that. Taking the wonderous picture is all kudos to her. I love the white horse, seemingly waiting there to have its picture taken among the almost white trees! What a beautiful calm shot, that wants nothing more, asks nothing more.  j.e.s.  

Claude D.
Claude D.

Great, it reallly is a gift of mother nature.

pala lechat
pala lechat

The horse looks like he/she is smiling in a playful way, like "come chase me!"

Shane Hughes
Shane Hughes

I am struggling to understand why this is a Photo of the Day image.

Leslie Martin
Leslie Martin

@Shane Hughes Me, too. I would have photoshopped out the tree that is across it.
Probably explains why I'm not a pro.
Yes, I can see the ethereal quality but the tree annoys me.

Shane Hughes
Shane Hughes

@Linda Petersen This is an image in which the subject takes up very little of the space within the frame and is largely obscured by trees that add little if anything at all to the overall composition of the image. Furthermore, the horse is dead center in the frame and the image overall appears to be very flat. If the only reason that this qualifies as a Photo of the Day is because the horse is white, then that is a very poor reason. I expect images on here that are above and beyond the average Facebook post. Usually the photos here are breath taking and the best of the best. Instead of making me say "Wow" this image makes me say "Wow, I can't believe they chose that."


Brenda V.
Brenda V.

@Shane Hughes not all photos need to be technically perfect to be great. this one captured peoples imaginations. if that's the only reason it's on here, then why not. a huge percentage of people love it, including me. my first thought wasn't a tree is in the way or the lighting could be better... my first thought was "unicorn" even though it isn't at all. and Linda is right.. imagination is key sometimes.

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