Photographing Horses of the Camargue
“Moments that take your breath away”…
As a photographer, this is what I live for. I recently was so fortunate to get to travel to the south of France and join a small group of photographers on a weekend filled with awe inspiring and breathtaking beauty.
I was immediately enamored with their powerful beauty and playful curiosity. This ancient breed of horses are semi wild but cared for by the guardians (cowboys) who dedicate their lives to these amazing creatures. It was so special to observe the relationships between the horses and also the bonds with the guardians.
After galloping through the water they would take breaks by playfully rolling in the sand, or soaking up the sunshine as the salt water dried on their glistening coats. Other more curious horses would come up close, nudging for a scratch or give us a little nibble. They are known for their intelligence, agility and stamina.
There were lots of foals… ready and eager to get in on the fun. The babies are born a darker color and lighten as they get older.
Being marshland, it was best to dress for deep water so we could get in close. One misstep and that would be the end of my camera gear.
This guy had a sense of humor and enjoyed sneaking up and tugging on my scarf when I wasn’t watching!