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Salt River Wild Horses
Photographer: Jill Irvin
Location: Salt River, Arizona
We were hiking along the Salt River in Arizona when a small band of wild horses appeared in front of us and walked out into the shallow water. The black mare was pregnant and breathing rather heavily as she distanced herself from the other horses. The yearling stood and watched her for some time before walking over to her, and then along her, rubbing her body along the heaving mare. In a sudden moment, the black mare placed her head over the yearling’s neck and they stood that way for what seemed like an eternity. To see such a beautiful display of affection was an incredibly moving experience.
Digital Alterations: 
Cropped and color enhancement
Camera Information: Nikon D5100
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