Wild Mares

Northwestern Steptoe Valley, Nevada – USA

Equine Portrait Photography

Canon 550D EOS
Sigma 70-300mm

Corel PhotoImpact x3


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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous ladies. A wonderful capture.

  • Thank you so much, Bunny!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • teresalynwillis
    teresalynwillisover 2 years ago

    Stunning Arla. I’m glad you had a good trek.

  • Thanks, Teresa! These beauties are just around the hill from where I live, so I get to see them quite often. There are nine in all, plus two bachelor stallions. I’ll be looking for a new foal in the spring. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kathleen Livingston
    Kathleen Livin...over 2 years ago

    Really lovely, Arla. Thank you.

  • Thank you, Kathleen!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture my friend.You lucky lady. Never seen horses in the wild like that. Always wanted to be able to photograph them. Hugs Tom

  • Any time you get out this way, Tom …. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Kent Keller
    Kent Kellerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Arla!!! Love the dust they have kicked up!

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeover 2 years ago

    Congratulations! Featured Feb 20 2012. Great image!!!

  • Thanks, Sue … I think you might just be a bit partial to this troupe. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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