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Nikon D200 body. Nikon 70-300mm lens.
Wild Sulpher Springs Mustang stallion shot at Return to Freedom (RTF) in Lompoc California. After being round-up by the BLM, Chief had been horribly abused and then rescued by RTF. Despite his chaotic and violent history, his spirit was never broken and he is a truly noble and magnificent stallion.
He is my absolute favourite stallion at RTF and I never tire of shooting him year after year. Because I keep returning to RTF and quietly hanging out in his “space”, he is letting us get a tad closer each time I am there…..and he no longer runs away. I am hoping that one of the times when I return to RTF, he will let me get close enough to touch him.