A wild mare pauses along the beach of Assateague Island. Her posture speaks volumes. She stands defiant in the face of a strong sun and stiff wind, bearing the heavy weight of continuing the bright promise of wild horses running free on these sands as they have generation after generation since the 16th century.
Equus ferus caballus on Assateague Island, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia, USA.
(Learn more about the wild Assateague horse on Wikipedia )
Canon EOS 40D
Canon EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens
Focal length 120mm
Exposure 1/320 sec at f/5.6
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