Cape Lookout Light and a Wild Mustang

Unquestionably one of the most iconic images for the wild horses of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, finding an angle that will permit a photographer to include the lighthouse in the background of a wild mustang photo is actually fairly rare. The odds improve when the horses are out on one of the marsh islands and you’re using a private charter to reach the horses, as was the case on the second day of the Crystal Coast Wild Horse Photo Safari last week. Hopefully we’ll get a repeat opportunity during next month’s tour which, by the way, still has limited space available (). Here are a couple of shots of a wild horse with the Cape Lookout Light in the background.


Wild mustang on a marsh island in the Cape Lookout National Seashore

Wild horse on Shackleford Banks.

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One Comment

  1. Jim Esslinger April 17, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    I was one of the participants for the April 10-12 Crystal Safari trip. During that time we saw two lone horses feeding in the morning mist. We saw small herds running through shallow waters. We witnessed several pairs of stallions sparring……and one pair going at it much longer.
    We saw a baby not too many months old ……and it was as much curious about us as we were at her!!! We saw many, many horses on a sun-filled, bug free photographic expedition. We used a small charter boat on the second day that took us to some areas that were tough to get to……I loved every minute of this trip!!! We even got to photograph horses in a small wading pool during sunset. Very much worth the price of admission.

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