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The dunes and beach are her home.
She lives on marsh grass and sea air.
She follows paths first drawn in the sand by Spanish ancestors shipwrecked offshore centuries ago.
She is one of the Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks.
She is a natural beauty.
A beautiful blond.

Equus ferus caballus, Shackleford Banks, North Carolina, USA

Equipment used:
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 400mm
Exposure 1/500 sec at f/5.6
ISO 100
Manfrotto 190CX3 tripod with Arcatech ballhead

Featured in the groups
Equine Art and Photography July 16 2011
Playful Photogenic Animals! August 18 2011

Top Ten Challenge Winner
Equine Portrait Photography and Art Equine En Vogue! September 2011

During an unexpected chance to experience Africa, a seed was planted. Nurtured by subsequent forays into wild places, this photographer was born.

Jacques Cousteau said “People protect what they love.” And we’ve all heard that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So, enough with this. My photography says the rest. Thanks for listening.

Sylvia J. Zarco
aka Owed to Nature

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  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured July 16 2011. Great image!

  • Thank you Sue. I just love her golden mane. So nice to hear you do too! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Toni Kane
    Toni Kaneover 3 years ago

    She is Beautiful x

  • I just love her long golden locks. Glad you do too Toni! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleover 3 years ago

    Aug 18, 2011

  • Why am I not surprised that for you, H is for Horse! Well, in my case, H is for Happy!!! THANK YOU Darcy! ;-)

    – Owed to Nature

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations! You placed in the Top Ten in the “Equine En Vogue!” challenge – Sep 18 2011. Great image!!!!!!

  • Many Thanks for the great news and lovely comments Sue! …Sylvia

    – Owed to Nature

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