Wild Horses at TRNP

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    Wild horses on a hillside at sunset, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. We stopped for a day here on our drive out to Yellowstone.

    Folks, if you're in the area, don't just pass through. Take a day, or even just an afternoon, and drink in all the sights to see in this gem of a national park; it's one of my favorites. It's also one of the least-visited parks in the system. Some evenings it seems like you have the place to yourself. Well, you and the bison and elk and deer and horses and snakes and prairie dogs. And if you're lucky enough to witness a nighttime thunderstorm, park your car, sit back, and marvel at the best light show nature can provide. It's a magical place.

    -Chad Johnson, Joel deWaard, and 15 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. wild prairie man 105 months ago | reply

      Great shot, John; the interplay of light and shadow here is just fabulous. And I agree with you that this a superb park. Don't miss it!

    2. -Chad Johnson 105 months ago | reply

      Wow John, the light coming down on the horses is perfect and that landscape is beautiful - wonderful image!

    3. Joel deWaard 105 months ago | reply

      The light and color highlighting all the layers of hills is incredible. Hve never been to this one but will have to seriously consider it for out next midwest trip route.

    4. spiffy north [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

      Oh wow. The lighting here is breathtaking. The horse take this shot to the next level.

    5. Tim Alms 105 months ago | reply

      Great light , great shot, just an awesome capture.

    6. Rich'sPics 105 months ago | reply

      All-around neat shot, John.

    7. Sonora Guy 105 months ago | reply

      That light looks like it's bouncing on the hill tops. Great timing -- I bet this was a short show.

    8. bawdy knowledge [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful tone of colors . And wonderful landscape!!!

    9. www.matthansenphotography.com 105 months ago | reply

      Stunning light in this. The rim lighting on the horses, though small, is incredible. Great expanse and scene of the West! Wonderful shooting

    10. Gordon _Iowa 105 months ago | reply

      Look at all that Beauty.

    11. A blond-Tess 105 months ago | reply

      Incredible colours and light on the horses. Love it!

    12. lhg_11, 2million views. Thank you! 105 months ago | reply

      Excellent monochromatic treatment...unusual and stunning light! Great image!
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    13. pjwoodland 105 months ago | reply

      At just that moment. forever. Amazing.

    14. funpics 47 105 months ago | reply

      Wow! Great depth, light and contrast.

    15. tommiesch 103 months ago | reply

      John WOW what a great shot. What great color. I have lived in ND all my life been through there once or twice but I'm going to get my but there next year..

    16. Jenn Grover 70 months ago | reply

      Fabulous shot - but you lost me when you started mentioning snakes. :)

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