It Was a Good Day for Wild Horse Photography

There’s no other way to put it, after cancelling shooting day after shooting day for rain, rain and more rain this morning’s trip made the wait well worth it. As I launched my kayak at the Lenoxville Road boat ramp I had a sinking feeling it wouldn’t be a wild horse day. Even though I was launching well before high tide with the goal of finding the horses on the flats before the tide ran them back up onto the islands I could see the water was already higher than the typical high tide. To be honest I think it was higher than I’ve seen it at the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve before! All that rain coming down the rivers plus the natural high-tide really had water levels up. Although I was right… no mustangs on the flats, I did find them in some places I’d never seen them before. The higher water levels allowed me to paddle places I normally couldn’t reach. Add to the the treat of fiding them with some new surroundings… well new to me… they also had their heads up more often than I’m used to finding them. Heads up makes for more interesting photographs, at least in my opinion. So here you go, the wild mustangs of Rachel Carson.

A wild mustang atop a sand dune along North Carolina's Crystal Coast.

A wild horse peeks through an opeing in the maritime forest. A wild mare on Town Marsh Island.

Wild mustang on the Outer Banks.

North Carolina wild mustang.

Wild stallion with his colt.

Wild horses in the maritime forest.

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