Went up to Grayson Highlands Yesterday since I knew I was going to get some snow. I needed some winter shots for the pony calendar so I couldn’t miss the opportunity. The drive was closer to four hours rather than the usual three hours due to the conditions. Snow, 23 degrees and 25 mph wind made for a bitter hike up to the highlands. I had just read a review on the weather sealing for the 7D and was glad because it was going to get a test.

This image is in my 2010 Wild Ponies of Grayson Highlands Calendar. Click on the image below to see all the ponies.


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Hi, my name is Chris Snyder and I reside in beautiful Western North Carolina, USA. I have been a swim coach since 1990 and have been selling my photography since 2006. My wife and I are avid mountain bikers and also are very involved in animal rescue. We always have a menagerie of some size and makeup. Most of my images are of nature whether wildlife or landscapes. I hope you enjoy.

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  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image Chris!

  • Thanks Ginny. You need to head down there. About 45 minutes from Damascus.

    – Chris Snyder

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savillealmost 5 years ago

  • Jane Best
    Jane Bestalmost 5 years ago

    Another lovely shot of one of the Grayson Highlands ponies. I would say it was well worth your trip up there in the snow! I imagine that you didn’t have to fend off crowds of tourists either. (-:

  • You are right Jane. Only two other vehicles in the parking area at Massey Gap. Saw only four folks while we were there. It was well worth it. Thanks.

    – Chris Snyder

  • Royald
    Royaldalmost 5 years ago

    This is great! please consider adding it to the group: Those Colorful Paints & Pintos

  • Added it, thanks Diane.

    – Chris Snyder

  • for the love photography
    for the love p...almost 5 years ago

    What a cutie…lovely shot…

  • Thanks Brooke!

    – Chris Snyder

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyalmost 5 years ago

    Worth the effort, mate, this is great….

  • It was Brendan. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

    – Chris Snyder

  • Royald
    Royaldalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks Diane! Honored.

    – Chris Snyder

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savillealmost 5 years ago

    Our Christmas Snow Pony Feature Fortnight!! Congrats :))

  • Thanks so much for all three of the features Diana!!

    – Chris Snyder

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 4 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your image to the All Things Black And White we look forward to seeing more of your fabulous images

  • nosajnybor
    nosajnyborover 4 years ago


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