Is this area part of the Canadian Rockies? We are visiting Banff the end of June. Love the composition and lighting.
Beauty place, nice and contrasting colors; dark in rocks, white snow, green trees, brown grass, soft light. Horses are perfect complement for the shot.
that blonde horse looks irridescent. great shot. It looks near Burgess Shale, source of many early-Cambrian fossils.
Freedom is the most beautiful things ,so they are so diffreent from those in the zoos or feeded by human
How peaceful, grazing at the bottom of the mountain as the snow is thawing, thick winter coats now dry, sunlight streaming through, i feel warm and happy inside :)
The old West still exists. We have more than 600 mustangs roaming free on the west side of the lake & Okanagan River in Penticton. They are hard on peoples gardens & cause troubles on the highway but most of us love them anyway.
Beautiful, mysterious and wonderful! Seems as though the horse in center of photo is inviting us in to witness his world. The mountains and the whole scene seems like a fairy tale. Lovely!
I've always thought it looked like a sleeping stegosaurus, but maybe that's what you get from driving from Drumheller to Banff!
This is Mt. Yamnuska. I doubt that anyone locally even knows it as Mt. John Laurie. I just went and looked it up to see if this was correct! I had never heard the name and I have lived here my whole life! I doubt these are wild horses. The Kananaskis Guest Ranch uses some of this land for grazing their horses.. Also, the Morley Reserve abuts this area and horses are poorly fenced on the Reserve and are often in this area. I walk here all the time and have never seen wild horses. Still a beautiful photo!
The lighting and the blending of the landscape colors with the horses is truly breathtaking. I will never be able to get to a location like this, but thank you for taking me there.
The kind of place that beckons me to get out and explore this great beautiful planet of ours. Great shot and congrats on being selected. Regards, Dennis
Wild? Maybe they belong to the Nakoda , their land is all around the area & I've seen horses around there for years.
What a wonderful shot of these beautiful animals, with those mountains making a grand backdrop that only enhances their beauty. The color of the horse in the center is just perfect, and all this put together is to be enjoyed as a whole. j.e.s.......
@Larry Nocella Thanks :)
@Leyla R. thank you very much!
@Lisa Young Exactly. Strangely, Nat Geo changed the name to Mt John Laurie even though I used Mt Yamnuska :) I guess, they didnt trust me :) I call them wild horses because of there behaviour, which is very similar to wild animals. They watch out for danger and run away as soon as you approach them beyond their comfort zone. They might be free-roaming horses which if left that way for long time, gradually become wild. I saw them in this location few times already. Amazing animals nevertheless :)
@Laura Moreno You are welcome and thank you :)
@Giancarlo Cazzin Thank you.
@Dennis Stewart Many Thanks Dennis. Yeah, there is so much to explore :)
@Joy Saldanha Thank you very much :)