Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

Rare Wild Horses Gallup Through A River In France… The Photos Are Jawdropping.

The Camargue horse from southern France is considered to be one of the oldest breeds in the world. As a result of their status they are allowed to run around the countryside freely despite all of them belonging to different ranches.

Spanish photographer Xavier Ortega made the trek from Barcelona many times to capture the best possible shots of these majestic animals. Ortega has fallen in love with his subjects. “They are one of my favorite animals, displaying a combination of power, beauty and water in a great place with magnificent light,” says the wildlife photographer.

Xavier Ortega

Xavier Ortega

It is unknown where the Camargue came from, although it is believed they have lived in the Rhone River for thousands of years.

It is unknown where the Camargue came from, although it is believed they have lived in the Rhone River for thousands of years.

Xavier Ortega

Xavier Ortega

The breed’s coat is always white with black skin underneath. The Camargue is the horse choice of the *gardians*, the French cowboys.

  The breed’s coat is always white with black skin underneath. The Camargue is the horse choice of the *gardians*, the French cowboys.

Xavier Ortega

Xavier Ortega

“I remember taking these particular photos - it was a magical moment. The sky was ablaze with yellow clouds early one morning when a herd of white horses came running through the marsh. I chose a short lens to capture the beautiful landscape and I believe I took one of my best pictures.”

 “I remember taking these particular photos - it was a magical moment. The sky was ablaze with yellow clouds early one morning when a herd of white horses came running through the marsh. I chose a short lens to capture the beautiful landscape and I believe I took one of my best pictures.”

Xavier Ortega

You can see more of Camargue horses and other wildlife on Ortega's website.

Here's footage of a beautiful stallion walking through a neighborhood.

Source: new.com.au

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