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Nikon D300. Nikon 70-300mm lens. shot at 300mm. ISO400, f/5.6, 1/400

Freedom, a bachelor stallion, shot late in the afternoon at Return to Freedom, a wild horse sanctaury in Lompoc, California, USA.

Freedom is a stallion with an independent spirit that no one can take away. Born in 1999, Freedom arrived at RTF with another family herd…..Mystic and his family. While Freedom’s herd mates socialized easily with humans, Freedom made it clear that he did not choose to be with people.

When he got older, the day came when Mystic pushed Freedom out of his herd. Freedom is now in his own pasture area with a herd of his own.

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stallion, wild horse, wild horses, sanctuary

Comments

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 3 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Thank you kindly Corrie….very much and greatly appreciated!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • AngieBanta
    AngieBantaabout 3 years ago

    Dreamy!!! And Beautiful~

  • Thank you kindly Angie….very much and greatly appreciated!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture

  • Thank you kindly Larry…….very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Rickster1
    Rickster1about 3 years ago

    Saw this and thought Nah, that ain’t the ‘Ratcliffe’ at it again is it?
    Bloomin well is and really love this for it’s flow Sue ~ You ceretainly have the eye for horses
    Rick B

  • Lol!!!! I just love your comments Rick….always brings a smile to my face my friend!!!!!! Yep….the Ratcliffe is at it again!!!!!! Watch out….I still have thousands of images to edit yet from my last trip and I’m off to Nevada this weekend to shoot more horses!!!!! Thank you so much Rick for all your support…..very very very much appreciated!!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camilleriabout 3 years ago

    awesome capture!!

  • Thank you most kindly kay……very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • dgrizzle
    dgrizzleabout 3 years ago


    July 6, 2011

  • Whooo hoooo!!! Thank you most graciously for the feature Darcy….very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!! I am most honoured and most grateful!!! Hope to see you Friday!!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Toni Kane
    Toni Kaneabout 3 years ago

    stunning. ;-) Horse lover.

  • Thank you most kindly tonikane….very much and very greatly appreciated!!!! Thank you for all your support!!!!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Toni Kane
    Toni Kaneabout 3 years ago

    you are very welcome Sue. ;-) looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  • Lady  Dezine
    Lady Dezineabout 3 years ago

  • Oh my goodness……doing the happy dance!!! Thank you most graciously for the feature Lady Dezine….very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!! I am most honoured and most grateful!!! Thank you so muuch again!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...about 3 years ago

    7-09-11
    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • OMG……what a fab surprise……..thank you most graciously Corri for the feature….very much and very greatly appreciated!!!!!! I am most honoured, most humbled and most grateful!!! Thank you again!!

    – Sue Ratcliffe

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