Monday, September 7, 2009

Mare and Colt on Range

I spotted this mare and colt grazing on the range while I was on my photography class weekend at Vermillion Cliffs about two months ago.

These horses were such fun to watch and track. I parked my truck and started walking on the range to try and get the horses comfortable with my presence so that the skittish colt would come out from behind its mother. It took quite awhile.

I was crawling over barbed wire fence, carrying a tripod and all of my gear through the brush and stickers and was hoping for a good shot. And then the opportunity arose when the mother and colt came together and stared at me for about one second. That was the only opportunity. I was very pleased to capture this image.

Vermillion Cliffs is located along the Colorado River upstream (northeast) from the Grand Canyon towards Utah. This area is north-central Arizona, which is almost five hours from Scottsdale.

Over the next two weeks I will be showing you photos from my photography class. I think you will find some of them quite interesting, including the slot canyon photos from Secret Canyon, outside of Page, Arizona.

Also, check out the Action in Buenos Aires, Argentina photos on our travel site, Viva la Voyage.

21 comments:

B SQUARED said...

The horses are wild? Look forward to the new photos.

brattcat said...

This shot was well worth the wait and the wear and tear on the photographer. What exquisite animals. That colt especially. So alert, so magestic, and yet such a baby.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful post dear Julie!They are adorable!
Léia

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful shot. My sister Judy will love this one.

glenda said...

Great picture, well worth the adventure to get it. Watch out for bulls out there on the open range.

Don and Krise said...

Along with this beautiful photo look at the story you have to go along with it. Some of the toughest photos to take are our most remembered. I can't wait to see more in this series.

Anonymous said...

Nothing prettier than a mareand foal together.

Louis

Jacob said...

Very nice. Aren't you glad, though, that these weren't in the pool like the bobcats?

Memphis MOJO said...

You had to work to get that one, but it's worth it -- nice job.

robert said...

An ode to life.

A nice new, life filled week to you.

Thérèse said...

Worth the wait and a celebration of Life.

James said...

This is a really nice photo and I look forward to seeing more.

I want to take a photography someday.

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful! It is rewarding when everything works out like this. I hae found patience is needed when photographing animals and birds. I take it you enjoyed your class. I hope to take one as well, one day. I am so far behind in the blogiverse as of late. PC time has been to a minimum lately.

pasadenaadjacent said...

A palomino and buckskin. My favorite shades of horse

Kathleen said...

Lovely photo! Enjoyed the exploits, too ;-)

magiceye said...

superb image!!! well captured!

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful mother/child photo! The earlier bobcat photo is an amazing photo of good timing!

Do you still have your blue, corduroy jacket from high school?

Lucy the Cat said...

Great picture. I'm so glad you took the time to get the shot and shared it with us. Very nice post!

Lois said...

That is a beautiful peaceful scene Julie! It's almost as if they are posing for you.

Tash said...

Unbelievably beautiful capture. Well done!

Ineke said...

fantastic photo

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