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What an experience. While hiking under Mount Yamnuska I came across these wild horses trying to bite out grass from under the deep snow. They would not let me come close and one of them was watching out for me all the time. Once I got too close, he made a deep rumble-like noise and another horse joined him in watching me. Beautiful animals (Mount Yamnuska – on road 1A near Canmore, Alberta, Canada).

Wiki: Mount John Laurie is a mountain in the Canadian Rockies, located in the province of Alberta, Canada.
While it is officially named Mount John Laurie, also known as Mount Laurie, it is best known now by the native name Mount Yamnuska, or simply Yamnuska. Yamnuski translates to “wall of stone.”
John Laurie was a founder of the Indian Association of Alberta.
This mountain is the result of a thrust from the Mcconnell Fault. This resulted in 80 million year old rock in the face of its cliff and 8 million year old rock at the scree slopes near its base.

CHALLENGE WINNER OF THE CANADIAN WINTER SCENES CHALLENGE IN CANADIANA GROUP (22/02/2011)

Featured in Canadiana Group (22/02/2011)

Featured in Your Country’s Best (01/12/2010)

FEATURED IN THE SEASONS CHANGE GROUP (30/11/2010)

FEATURED IN THE BEAUTY OF NATURE GROUP (29/11/2010)

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horses, yamnuska, mountain peak, snowy land, wild horses, mounts, alberta, canada, canadian mountains, wild animals

Comments

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Wow!! What a great find Zumi!! Love the story as well!
    Excellent capture:) Mary

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 3 years ago

    zumi, outstanding in every way!
    phil

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    could you tell us where this is exactly Otto. I’ve never heard of the mountain (For Alberta group)

  • hi Vickie. I added a topic to the group and also added the location to my description. It’s a wonderful location near Canmore on road 1A.

    – zumi

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...over 3 years ago

    Otto, this is just gorgeous. I would love to see these wild horses as well. What a treat. :>)) Leslie

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsover 3 years ago

    another winner

  • thanks a lot!

    – zumi

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 3 years ago

  • thank you very much for the feature!

    – zumi

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Fantasztikus fotó Otto!

  • köszönöm!

    – zumi

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    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful!!
    <( ;o)~ Carolyn

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    OK, thanks very much Otto, then I passed by this summer, I was on that Hwy :-)) I just didn’t recognize the name.

  • its quite a prominent mountain. easily recognisable…lol

    – zumi

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