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Rhossili - Wild Horses

Posted by
Philip (South Wales, United Kingdom) on 5 July 2010 in Animal & Insect.

The coast around Rhossili (Gower, South Wales) is renowned throughout the world. I was lucky enough to do a coastline walk with my wife and her brother in late May. The weather was wonderful. On our walk we stopped for a snack by a field near Horse cliffs (I kid you not it is called that!). These wild horses were not impressed and charged round in a circle for a number of minutes.

NIKON D90 1/125 second F/16.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic action shot, you can feel them runing

5 Jul 2010 5:10am

@Alun: Believe me when they were galloping towards you felt them running!!!

Amit from Bangalore, India

beautiful...looks like a wallpaper...

5 Jul 2010 7:01am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Love the action in this shot

5 Jul 2010 7:11am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~` how very wonderful~!! georgous horses, fab shot!~~:)

5 Jul 2010 7:16am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Hope you got out of the way in time.

5 Jul 2010 7:47am

@Nigel: Well I was well on the side lines but I do not think my wife and her brother were that impressed as they were a lot nearer to them!!!

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

I can feel them running. I want to touch the one at the right.

5 Jul 2010 7:53am

thami from Morocco

J'aime bien les voir cavaler en toute liberté sans charge humaine dessus !
Bon début de semaine lumineuse!

5 Jul 2010 7:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

How beautiful.. they are running free.. having fun.

5 Jul 2010 8:30am

Philip from JoBurg, South Africa

Fantastic shot it is so nice to see wild animals. I love the colour you used

5 Jul 2010 8:35am

@Philip: Thanks. I used a software filter and changed the saturation slightly.

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

very beautiful capture of these wild horses, I like the atmosphere, being free...

5 Jul 2010 9:07am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

La chevauchée fantastique! Super beau!
Belle journée!

5 Jul 2010 9:12am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice energy and motion here

5 Jul 2010 9:15am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

no shots ever can makes me feel good as see wild horses runnin' cool shot

5 Jul 2010 9:43am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

You live and learn, I didn't know anything about these wild horses! Very beautiful and a joy to watch!

5 Jul 2010 9:52am

@MadScientist: They were 'frisky' certainly.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well...maybe...they wanted a snack,too! (NOT that YOU might have been the snack!!!) I'd be scared...because you never know what they can were on THEIR land....but the beauty in movemnet and shape is extraordinary!

5 Jul 2010 9:54am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

Beautiful shot of wild life close to the wonderful sheep. Your cliffs never cease to amaze.

5 Jul 2010 10:39am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderfull sense of freedom and action in this shot Philip! There is a quality about wild horses that is magic! Well seen and captured! ;-)

5 Jul 2010 11:51am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks. I like the photo as well. I cannot describe why but I think it is probably the movement of the horses.

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

I love the vitality of this picture.

5 Jul 2010 11:54am

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Ohhhhhhhhh I love it, love the horses running like this, its freedom

5 Jul 2010 3:12pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of the galloping horses. The shot conveys the strong action very well. Nicely done.

5 Jul 2010 3:26pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Wow, that's a amazing capture. So cool to see these run wonderful horses run wild and free.

5 Jul 2010 3:30pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful capture :)

5 Jul 2010 3:53pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding capture.

5 Jul 2010 4:06pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Sure looks like a beautiful area, wonderful shot of the horses running free

5 Jul 2010 4:29pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

OH! Gorgeous. I love the little one with all the elders. Great energy in this.

5 Jul 2010 5:14pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

I put you 5 stars, they are beautiful. Good evening

5 Jul 2010 6:35pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Wild and making good use of their freedom. You have really caught that very well in this lovely shot.

5 Jul 2010 7:52pm

B2M from Esfahan, Iran

i liked that

5 Jul 2010 9:21pm

Reflex from Nivelles, Belgium

wonderful dynamic shot ! Nice colours and light !

5 Jul 2010 9:51pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Very beautiful capture. The horses are so gorgeous ad lovely running free. And your tones are wonderful.

5 Jul 2010 9:54pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, a great shot of these beauties! Frisky critters!

5 Jul 2010 10:02pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Nicely captured

5 Jul 2010 11:32pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

they are such gorgeous and graceful creatures - love the green hue

6 Jul 2010 2:25am

Avinash from Dharamshala, India

wonderful capture...very nice shot

6 Jul 2010 5:01am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

This is so beautiful! Love the sense of motion and wonderful detail

6 Jul 2010 7:05am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

great shot,nice feel of motion and freedom !!

6 Jul 2010 9:24am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Nice shot! Great composition! The color is wonderful!Superb work! Very beautiful!

6 Jul 2010 11:12am

High Desert Photos from Wyoming, United States

Gorgeous horses!

6 Jul 2010 10:08pm

1/125 second
ISO 200
105 mm