Voodoo of Sand Wash Basin

I was in Sand Wash Basin Colorado for 3 days this past June and was fortunate to spend incredible time with the wild horses, alongside my friend Meg Frederick. Just received sad news... the wild stallion Voodoo (pictured, on the left) severely broke his leg and was humanely euthanized. In this photo, Voodoo is challenging the elderly stallion Picasso for his mare. It took him several weeks, but Voodoo did not give up and eventually the mare joined him. Rest in peace Voodoo. I am so thankful that you lived your entire life wild and free, in the only home you ever knew.

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Best Friends in the Badlands

We found a family band of wild horses in North Dakota's Badlands. This pair really made me smile. They were inseparable! Clearly friends for life

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Keep Wild Horses Free

My friend, wild horse photographer Meg Frederick is doing what she can to help wild horses. We photographed wild horses in Utah and Colorado together this summer. Like so many others, we share a deep passion for these magnificent animals. in the past few days, the U.S gov't has rounded up 959 wild horses in Wyoming, killing 9 horses including 4 foals in the process. We are not living in the 1800's. This cruelty has to stop. Meg created #MyLifeMatters and has asked all horse lovers, animal lovers, advocates and photographers to keep the #MyLifeMatters movement going. This is a wild horse that I photographed with his feathery friend in Alberta in June. And yes, this issue knows no borders. Details of what has been happening: https://www.facebook.com/FreeWildHorses/

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High Five!

This summer, I spent a few days in Utah's Great Basin Desert as part of my 67 day wild horse trip. My goal was to photograph the wild horses that live in North America, and to share the issues that they are facing. The wild horses that live in the shadow of Utah's Onaqui Mountains are some of the most loved herds in America. Spending time with them is a joy and a privilege. Our hearts were broken over the fact that the gov't was to begin a major roundup of these horses beginning this September. Yesterday, it was announced that the gov't has decided to postpone the roundup until 2019. We will take that as great news, for now! Thank you to all who have added your voices in opposition to the cruel sweeping capture of these majestic animals.
These wild stallions of Onaqui appear to be celebrating! (in reality, they are asserting dominance over each other, but it's ok to think they are celebrating, just for the sake of this post! Lol !)

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Face of Freedom

With one ear, this wild palomino wears his battle scars proudly. Living wild and free in Utah's Great Basin Desert, I observed him being very gentle and sweet with his mares. But fully prepared to defend them at all costs. I just completed a two month road trip, covering over 14,000 miles (23,000 kilometres) to observe and document wild horses in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota, as well as the wild horses of the Alberta foothills in Canada. Right now, wild horses across the American southwest are fighting for their right to remain wild and free. They need our help. Please add your voice. Click here: https://on.doi.gov/2lPaV0F

And follow Return To Freedom, Wild Horse Conservation and American Wild Horse Campaign for important links. Thank you!!!
#wildhorseroadtrip

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Wild Horse Round Up in Cold Creek

I drove 4,000 miles to the American southwest to photograph one of the ultimate symbols of freedom: the wild horse. On Wednesday morning, I was in the desert in Cold Creek Nevada~ filled with joy, photographing gorgeous wild horse families. Only hours later, the gov't announced an immediate roundup of all 200 Cold Creek wild horses. They had decided that the horses were destroying the rangeland and they don't have enough forage. Within 24 hours, these wild horse families were being trapped, separated, stripped of freedom, packed into trailers and shipped to holding facilities. The gov't spin was that the horses were 'starving', and this was 'for their own good'. My photos tell another story. It is so heart-wrenching to know that these are some of the last photos of the Cold Creek horses living wild and free. This is the news story: http://www.lasvegasnow.com/…/cold-creek-resident…/1170937456

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Wild Horses Sound Asleep

It was midday and the sun was high in the sky in Tonto National Forest, Arizona when we found these wild horses fast asleep in the Salt River. I photographed them from the other side of the river~ and observed them for over an hour~ they didn't move. Such a deep sleep in the cool river.#wildhorseroadtrip

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Wild Horses of Ruidoso

I am currently on a road trip throughout the American southwest, in search of wild horses. At 8,000 feet elevation in the Sierra Blanca mountains, Ruidoso New Mexico~ an incredible experience unfolded as these magnificent wild horses appeared in the forest. There are no words to describe the feeling of seeing horses living wild and free. They are unlike any animals on earth.#wildhorseroadtrip

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Mongolian Hippie

This wild horse made me smile with his ‘hippie vibe’! 
The Mongolian people adore horses. They are very respected and an important part of Mongolian culture. Photographed on the Mongolian steppes near the Altai Mountains

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Leopard Appaloosa

I spotted this spotted horse living wild in the shadow of the Altai Mountains in Mongolia. We were documenting Wild Przewalski’s horses with Animal Experience International when this horse appeared. Many researchers believe that the origin of the Appaloosa can be traced to Mongolia. Such a stunning animal!

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Find Wild Horses, Find Yourself

One of my goals for the time I spend on this earth, is to encourage people to go out and experience wild horses. For starters, wild horses live in beautiful places. Once you see a family band of wild horses in their natural habitat, as free as the wind~ well, you will never forget it. And they are easy to find! From Calgary, rent an SUV, drive north and in less than 2 hours you will see the wild horses in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Bring the kids and experience the magic. 
#findwildhorsesfindyourself #GoThisSummer

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New Exhibit at Bluebird Coffee Gallery

It's a beautiful day! If you are in the Byward Market today, pop by Bluebird Coffee Gallery, 261 Dalhousie anytime between 1 and 3 for an afternoon vernissage. 'The Horse' is my new exhibit of framed horse images from Sable Island, France, Alberta, Utah and Nevada. Would love to see you there! Cheers!

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World Wildlife Day

Happy #WorldWildlifeDay! A day to honour wildlife and to pledge protection for the health of their habitats.
This grizzly was fishing in BC's Great Bear Rainforest. It was fun to watch her walk slowly down the river, 'feeling' for salmon with her giant paws!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! In the foothills of the Alberta Rocky Mountains, this wild stallion is clearly attempting to make a heart-shaped Valentine out of snow. I wonder if the mares are impressed? lol

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