Iceland Dispatch #9 – Icelandic Horses

One of the things I was hoping to be able to photograph in Iceland was the beautiful Icelandic horses that are found throughout the countryside. These Icelandic horses are the original descendants from the first horses the Norse bought with them when they came to iceland hundreds of years ago. Today they are virtually disease free and can be found all over Iceland.

After we arrived at the small town of Egilsstadir yesterday evening and unpacked a few of us grabbed our cameras and headed down to the shores of the lake to have a look around. The scenery was stunning and the light was quite good, despite the overcast rainy conditions. There were several of the Icelandic horses milling around by the waters edge which we spent the next half an hour so photographing. I wanted to try and capture some of the drama in the sky as a backdrop so lay down on the ground and pointed my camera upward – the result is a photograph I am very pleased with.

Descended from the Norse

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