Through my lens: Icelandic horses

Alexander Walker

In our new Through my lens section, a photographer describes what it was like to be in the moment, capturing an experience framed and frozen in time

Travelling near Gullfoss in Iceland in the summer, I came across a group of horses huddling together, sheltering their faces from the strong, cold winds.

Slowly, carefully, I approached the fence. As I got closer I could hear their deep breathing, and the shuffling of their hooves in the mud. Their acceptance of me was quite remarkable; they didn’t flinch or move at all, they just observed.

I crouched right within the group and took this image inches away from the horses either side.

It was one of many remarkable moments on that trip.

Icelandic Horses group together to shelter from the wind on near Gulfoss Iceland.

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