A Whole Bunch of Wild Mustang Photos
I’ve been going through all my spring photos, and I have so many to share, I figured it would be best to get them all in one place. A photo dump blog post. LOL. If you follow along on Facebook, or Instagram, you’ve seen some of these as the daily puzzle on the Wild Mustangs Forever page, and also group.
So, without further ago, some of my favorites. Right now anyway.
Springtime, is of course baby time. Some cute new faces on the range this year.
Always nice to see familiar faces too. Norman, with those beautiful blue eyes.
Nice to see Buck still doing good. He is definitely up there in years, but he still likes to mix it up a little. Just because.
Another older stallion who’s always nice to see is Charger. He seems to be on the outs for some reason though. He would come into the herd, only to be chased off. He mostly seemed to be hanging around the edges.
No post would be complete without my very favorite guy, California Rockstar Surfer Dude. It’s funny to me how that name stuck. I remember a few years ago telling my hubby, “Look at that incredible stallion, he looks like a California Rockstar Surfer Dude.” When he was rounded up I cried. Well I cried for all of them really. Then he was released, and I was so relieved for him. He lost a lot of that gorgeous mane in holding, but I think he his still all that, and a bag of chips.
Hanging with his buddy.
I put together a little video of this guy. Several of the photos are a few years old, and some from this year. Sound on, and enjoy!
Ok, back to the photos. Another favorite over the years, is this guy. He had such a beautiful little family, which sadly he lost in the roundup. So much was lost forever in that brutal, unnecessary roundup last July.
The rest of these are just a random assortment of some of my favorites. The beauty of the area, plus the beauty of the mustangs just can’t be beat.
This was a cool shot. I little dust devil came through and picked up all the tumbleweeds, went right through the horses.
There is other wildlife too that call this desert their home. Last time I was there I saw a Golden Eagle walking around, a hawk, some ravens, and these cute little quadruplet pronghorn. I watched these guys for about an hour.
Horned lark are plentiful.
And long billed curlew. I watch these guys every year, and when I noticed this guy busy on the ground, I went and watched him. I thought he was having a dust bath, but once he flew away I realized he had been in a small spring of water. I was shocked to see a spring for starters, this is the desert after all. But he was definitely getting wet.
These guys obviously look like a shore bird, so I had to look them up and find out more. They breed in the great plains, and great basin, then spend the winter in coastal areas.
So much life everywhere. I believe that photography is a valuable asset in the fight to keep these mustangs free, and on their home ranges. So many people are more aware now of our wild mustangs, and what is happening to them. This is in part due to photographers like me, and so many others who share the stories of the west, getting people involved in the fight to save them.
I hope you enjoyed all these images. Wildlife, and particularly wild mustangs are my favorite photographic subject. Be sure to follow on the Wild Mustangs Forever Facebook page, and also Instagram. I’ve also been adding to the Youtube channel.