Wild Horses on the Tidal Flats

I made the short paddle across Taylor’s Creek this morning then hiked to the flats to photograph the horses. There was a definate chill in the air as the sun peeked above the islands but things warmed up nice in short order. The one advantage of visiting the horses on foot rather than by kayak is getting to use a tripod. The tripod allows you to use a slower shutter speed without blurring the image. When hand-hold the camera in the kayak shutter speeds have to be higher which requires making compromises on other settings. Below are a few photos from this morning’s session.

A wild mare tosses her head back.

Wild mustang along North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Wild horse in the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve.

Wild mustang.

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  1. BJ Palmer November 19, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Thank you so much for these beautiful photos. Wish you could get a pic off the foal after its born!

  2. Daryl Boyette on Facebook November 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    I really love that first shot!

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