Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Land Mammals Category) - Family - Equidae - Wild Horses

This challenge closed about 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 6th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of WILD HORSES. (You may include any WILD horse, Mustangs, Dartmoor, Exmoor etc )

Interesting Facts

> They include horses, donkeys, and zebras, and many other species known only from fossils. (Donkeys however are a domesticated species and should not be included within this challenge).

> The oldest known fossils assigned to Equidae date from the early Eocene, 54 million years ago.

> The horse family Equidae and the genus Equus evolved in North America, before the species moved into the Eastern Hemisphere.

> Horses that live in an untamed state but have ancestors who have been domesticated are not truly “wild” horses; they are feral horses.

> Przewalski’s Horse
Occupied the eastern Eurasian steppes. Przewalski’s Horse was limited to Dzungaria and western Mongolia in the same period, became extinct in the wild during the 1960s, but was re-introduced in the late 1980s. Recent genetic studies indicate that Przewalski’s Horse is not an ancestor to modern domesticated horses.
Przewalski’s Horse is still found today, though it is an endangered species and for a time was considered extinct in the wild.
Przewalski’s Horse has some biological differences from the domestic horse; unlike domesticated horses and the Tarpan, which both have 64 chromosomes, Przewalski’s Horse has 66 chromosomes due to a Robertsonian translocation. However, the offspring of Przewalski and domestic horses are fertile, possessing 65 chromosomes.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite!

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE.

Cover Image: Haunting by Arla M. Ruggles

Completed

The Top Ten

Chief by Sue Ratcliffe

Chief by Sue Ratcliffe was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 5 votes.

  • Wild guardians of the beach by Owed To Nature
  • Przewalkis Horse by AnnDixon
  • Horses in the fog 2 by DutchLumix
  • A stroll  on the beach ..... by Yool
  • Mother care by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
  • Memory Of Saddles by Diego Re

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