Tag Archives: Estuary



Merlin is a two-year old stallion living in the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve. Is maturing into a fine looking young man. So much so I thought he deserved a featured posting. wild mustang prints

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Equine Photography: Wild Horses on the Tidal Flats

Depending on the season, time of day, weather conditions and tide there are a lot of different locations where you can find the wild horses both on Shackleford Banks and within the Rachel Carson Estuarine […]

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Mustangs in the Evening

As I often do when I have some time I spent yesterday evening with the local wild horses. The high tide had most of the herd fairly compacted into the same area. Here are a […]

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Back Lit and Side Lit Wild Horses in Black & White

I paid a visit to the wild horses Sunday evening. At one point I turned around and noticed some really lovely, intense golden light on the horses as the sun was setting. While I shot […]

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Black Bellied Plover – Winter Plumage

While on my paddle the other morning I spied a plover searching the mouth of Deep Creek for a morning snack. I made a slow, drifting approach to see if I could get a few […]

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Wild Horses (In Color!)

Okay. A break from the black & white horse photos. Here are a few color shots from last week. These were all shot using a 500mm lens, as were the previous sets from last week. […]

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Breaking My Own Rules

As a general rule I like to incorporate some environmental elements in my images of the wild horses. My thinking has always been that if I shoot too tight on these animals it’s hard for […]

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Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away… I’d Go Willingly!

That line by the Rolling Stones frequently runs through my mind when I’m visiting the wild mustangs living here on the Crystal Coast. I always loved that song. It’s one of the few that I […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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