Tag Archives: Shackleford Banks

Fog, Foals & Fights: Crystal Coast Wild Horse Photo Workshop

We enjoyed some great photographic opportunities, lots of action and some great conditions for the April 2013 Crystal Coast Wild Horse Photo Safari. A simple three word descriptive might be “fog, foals and fights!” We started the first morning with a bit of fog cover which certainly added a nice tough of ambiance to our photos. We got shots of foals both at the Rachel Carson Reserve and on Shackleford Banks. Everyone also got to observe and photographs a few horse fights. It was certainly a good outing. It’s going to take a while to sort through and process all the images so I thought for a first post about the Photo Safari I’d start with a few shots that include some of the participants working with the wild horses.


Posted in Banker Horses, Education, General Photography, Natural History in the Carolinas, Nature Photography, Wildlife Photography Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Young Wild Mustang on Shackleford Banks

I recently visited Shackleford Banks to guide another photographer on his quest to photograph the wild horses. During our visit we were blessed with getting to observe and photograph one of the younger members of the herd. I’d estimate this foal to be less than a year old. We also got a glimpse of Shackleford Banks’ newest citizen, the little foal that was born the day following Hurricane Irene. Unfortunately that little foal, “Aftermath” I believe is what they’re calling it, was too far away for a good photo. Here’s a couple shot of the young mustang that treated us to a close up and personal visit.

A young mustang crosses a tidal creek on Shackleford Banks.

A young wild mustang along North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Posted in Banker Horses, Nature Photography, Wildlife Photography Also tagged , , , , , , , , |