Wild Horses


WHEN
: 24 March 2017, 17:51
WHERE: Farnham, UK (Google map)

przewalski horse

Nikon D7000, Nikon 300mm F4 PF (450mm equiv.) – F5, ISO 200, 1/400 sec.

I became aware of the these Przewalski horses after reading an old internet article online. Marwell zoo have been running a breeding programme for many years and use a patch of land at the end of Farnborough airfield as a secure home for the horses as they re-wild them for release. There is only one small area of fence which is accessible to the public and I was increadibly lucky to find one of the horses feeding near this fence on my 1st visit to the site. The area is know as Eelmoor Marsh and is an entirely fenced off site of special scientific interest SSSI. Load of information available on the net about the area which I would love the chance to visit and photograph close up Eelmoor Marsh.

przewalski horse

Nikon D7000, Nikon 300mm F4 PF (450mm equiv.) – F5, ISO 200, 1/1000 sec.

Here are some Przewalski horse facts from the internet.

  • The last true wild horse, the Przewalski’s horse is the only surviving ancestor of the domestic horse.
  • The Przewalski’s horse is named after the Russian explorer Nikolai Przewalski, who discovered the species in the 1870s.
  • The last wild Przewalski’s horse specimen was found in Mongolia in the 1960

I think they make a particularly attractive horse with a stocky zebra like look to them.

przewalski horse

Nikon D7000, Nikon 300mm F4 PF (450mm equiv.) – F8, ISO 200, 1/200 sec.

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