The Brumby - Norseman, WA by Melissa Drummond


Small (23.2" x 15.4")

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A chance encounter with a wild bush horse.

13th of April, 2010, near Norseman, Western Australia.


horse, wild, moody, outback, brumby, goldfields, norseman, black and white, western australia, melissa drummond

Born in Victoria, now living in the outback of Western Australia, I love nature, music, and photography. I’m passionate about our environment, sustainability, and documenting the impact we’ve had on the planet.

I shoot both digital and film, and have a quirky collection of toy and vintage cameras that are a lot of fun to experiment with.

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  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntabout 4 years ago

    What a sweet face. Great shot, Melissa! Love the windswept look, the eye contact and the alert stance.

  • Thanks Merrilyn – I felt pretty lucky, and he (?) just stood there, not phased at all!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful image Melissa – lovely eye contact and windswept mane, the background and b/w are really appealing :))

  • thanks Trish – he just stayed while the rest of the mob kept a safe distance. It was pretty awesome :)

    – Melissa Drummond

  • xxnatbxx
    xxnatbxxabout 4 years ago

    wow this is beautiful, i love the lighting and b/w style its a great shot, lovely horse

  • thank you – much appreciated! He was a lovely looking beast – couldn’t believe my luck!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • clancy214
    clancy214about 4 years ago

    beautiful shot. perfect melissa!

  • thanks Clancy – he was so beautiful, just stood there and looked, while his mates ran away. It was pretty cool…

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Mojca Savicki
    Mojca Savickiabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • thanks Mojca!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Habout 4 years ago

    amazing ahot!

  • thanks Dinni!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaabout 4 years ago

  • Awesome – this has made my day. Thanks so much Susanne!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusabout 4 years ago

    This is great! I also like the windswept mane and grasses and the eye contact. Congratulations!

  • Thanks Christina – much appreciated. I couldn’t believe my luck, and that he stuck around and posed so nicely for me!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful capture!

  • thank you Barbara!

    – Melissa Drummond

  • LouJay
    LouJayabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful work Melissa! I always love coming to visit your work! This is just superb!

  • awww, Lou! I’ve had a particularly crappy day, you know, with earthquakes and dodgy old-school plumbers who think women are stupid, so this is bloody brilliant reading all of your lovely comments! Has cheered me up no-end! Thank you.

    – Melissa Drummond

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