I went to Iceland in search of their wild horses, to photograph the raw and rugged beauty I had heard so much about.

What I found instead was an incredibly serene creature, a gentle beast.



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With 100km/h + winds raging in from the ocean

And impassable mountains

The horses were so calm and relaxed

Even stoic

And always curious about me

Or striking a pose

Even when they were a little preoccupied…

What really surprised me the most though, was their softness

Unlike the American mustangs I’ve photographed in the past

It is said a rider can drink a pint while riding, without spilling a drop