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Featured Photography / Featured on Explore Oct 04 2011.

Featured in: Quality Unlimited Group, High Quality Images, Amazing Wildlife, Through the Eyes of a Lens, Cowboy / Cowgirl Art, The Wild West Show, Art Universe, This and That

Challenge Invitation: QualityArt & Photography Group

Challenge Winner: “Have you heard? It’s a herd” challenge in The 100 – 499 Viewings Group.

Nikon D200 body. Nikon 70-300mm lens.

Wild mustang herd shot at Return to Freedom in Lompoc, California, USA as the sun was setting late in the afternoon/early evening.

These magnificent horses are primarily Sulpher Springs horses rescued from a round up by the BLM. They now live with their family bands at RTF.

The herd was running about and kicking up their heels….and taunting the family band in the adjoining “space”!

I just love these horses and spend a lot of time photgraphing them when I’m at RTF.


mustangs, wild horses, herd


  • Graham Southall
    Graham Southallover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Sue! Beautiful:))))

  • Thank you so much Graham….greatly appreciated!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Superb light Sue!

  • Thank you so much Rose….much and greatly appreciated!!! I love to play around with light the most!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • bettywiley
    bettywileyover 3 years ago

    wow – what a great capture! I love, love, love the light on the horses backs! Fave for sure!

  • Thank you kindly Betty….much and greatly appreciated!!! I love side lighting and back lighting the best….makes for some interesting images!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 3 years ago

    Excellent work Sue…love it.

  • Thank you so so much JHR….much and greatly appreciated!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Gabrielle….much and greatly appreciated!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Meladana
    Meladanaover 3 years ago

    Great light,love the view of them galloping away, the raised dust adds beautifully to the atmosphere

  • Thank you so much Meldana….much and greatly appreciated!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 3 years ago

    Wow fabulous shot Sue

  • Thank you kindly Trudi….much much and greatly appreciated!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 3 years ago

    nice action shot

  • Thank you so much George….much and greatly appreciate uour ongoing support!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 3 years ago

    Look at the beautiful colors of their manes!! Just wonderful!

  • Thank you most kindly….much and greatly appreciated!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleover 3 years ago

    I agree Icesrun, I love the red tones to this! Beautiful Sue :)

  • Thank you so so much Darcy….much and greatly appreciateour support!!! I never tire of shooting these magnificent creatures!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

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