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A Wild Exmoor Pony 2

Posted by
Christine (Ellemford, United Kingdom) on 17 January 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

You can buy one for £50 !
The Exmoor Pony is Britain's oldest breed of native pony, thought to be little different from the original wild ponies that colonised Britain many thousands of years ago. It's destiny has been determined by people since the time of the Celts.
A registered Charity, the Exmoor Pony Society was set up in 1921 by moorland farmers for the registration of pure-bred Exmoor ponies, the conservation of the breed and the preservation of the breed standard and thus maintain Exmoor's heritage. The Society also promotes the ponies to the general public attending events, holding shows and clinics and being a lead participant in the Exmoor Pony Festival. The Society holds the official stud book which became a closed studbook in 1962 - a decision taken by the moorland farmers. In accordance, with DEFRA legislation acts as a Passport Issuing Organisation. The Society has worked with the Exmoor National Park Authority and the Rare Breed Survival Trust for many years to ensure that the Exmoor Pony, which remains on the Rare Breed Survival Trust’s Watchlist in Category 2, survives both in its natural habitat and in-ground. The Exmoor Pony Society registers ponies on Exmoor and throughout the UK, Europe and North America.

NIKON D7000 1/160 second F/13.0 ISO 400 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

I'm very much an amateur photographer. I live in the hills of the Scottish Borders which has fantastic flora and fauna, as well as wonderful light.

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

excellent framing and color, and light. a big favorite

17 Jan 2015 8:34am

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Beautiful photo!

17 Jan 2015 9:26am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States


17 Jan 2015 5:50pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portrait!
such beautiful composition, focus, colors & light!
L O V E L Y !!!

17 Jan 2015 9:18pm

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

Wonderful light and colors - Beautiful image.

18 Jan 2015 12:26am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


18 Jan 2015 8:35am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This is beautifully captured with perfect focus on that eye

18 Jan 2015 10:02pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

A lovely chap,great tones and colours in this shot.

21 Jan 2015 12:27pm

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice portrait with fine and warm colors !

22 Jan 2015 5:38pm

fereshteh. from Iran

So beautiful

22 Jan 2015 6:56pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


23 Jan 2015 9:57am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Perfectly beautiful image in every way, Christine. And an encouraging story with hope that such protection will continue. All the best ;-)

26 Jan 2015 5:45pm

Howra from sari, Iran


29 Jan 2015 11:14am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid image, magnificent light !!!

2 Feb 2015 3:48pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

A bargain! Hope you two are both well, will catch up sometime when we are through East!

21 Feb 2015 8:49pm

@The Mouse: Definitely need to catch up, we are okay, apart from me breaking my arm/shoulder a few days before Christmas. slowly on the mend :(

BiLL from Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

Beautiful subject - beautiful photo :)

24 Feb 2015 1:24pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, focus, details, colors, lighting & shadows!
L O V E L Y !

26 Feb 2015 7:01pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Christine, our council has just put three of them on Cleadon Hills to help save money, they ought to keep the grass down :-0

11 Mar 2015 9:11pm

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

adorable animals by Ruthiebear


1/160 second
ISO 400
300 mm (35mm equiv.)