It was 5:30am out in the Utah desert and the sky was full of black clouds, rain, lightning and thunder. I had come looking for horses – the wild ones on this wild morning.I spotted them at the head of a canyon among scattered juniper, pinyon pine and rainy scented sage. I eased my truck nearby, shut off the motor and listened to big fat rain drops bounce off the roof. I thought about just sitting out the rain but I came here to immerse myself in beauty.I slipped into my rain suit and wandered slowly and aimlessly among the mustangs. I took it all in. The rain, lightning and thunder. And as the sun crested the eastern mountain it peaked through the clouds bringing with it mysterious golden light and rainbows.It was a magical morning-a soul cleansing morning among the wild horses of the Great Basin Desert in Utah, USA.

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  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserabout 3 years ago

    The worst weather seems to give the best images – and the best stories. Very nice.

  • Thanks very much Jay!

    – Kent Keller

  • Fiona Boundy
    Fiona Boundyabout 3 years ago

    Excellent Shot – the horses don’t seem to mind your company :-)

  • Thank you Fiona!

    – Kent Keller

  • theaussie
    theaussieabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot

  • Thank you!

    – Kent Keller

  • sueyo
    sueyoabout 3 years ago

    I love your little bit of magic Kent, and your wild horses just standing around a barren tree touched by a rainbow. What an beautiful experience. :))

  • Thanks very much Sueyo!

    – Kent Keller

  • Jamie  Armbruster
    Jamie Armbrusterabout 3 years ago

    You do such amazing work! Beautiful shot…once in a lifetime!

  • You are very kind Jamie. Thank you!

    – Kent Keller

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alabout 3 years ago

    Well captured Kent. It’s a great shot and a fav Mate.

  • Thank you Al!

    – Kent Keller

  • greenstone
    greenstoneabout 3 years ago

    what a capture!!! beautiful! georgie

  • Thanks very much Georgie!

    – Kent Keller

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68about 3 years ago

    Oh wow… your words put me right there… oddest thing… the light just changed in my appartment (don’t have the lights on so it’s just the outside light…) made the rainbow glow even more… how strange…

  • Thanks Eva! Sounds like you have your own magic going on…

    – Kent Keller

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Kent…nice work

  • Thank you Larry!

    – Kent Keller

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Awesome write-up to go along with this glorious moment in time Kent…My Congrats

  • Thank you Larry. I appreciate it!

    – Kent Keller

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