These are images captured in Monument Valley. I followed this horse for quite a while trying to get a portrait that included the landscape. The below image is an attempt at a landscape portrait. I tried to present both as moments in history.
“The earth will not continue to offer its harvest, except with faithful stewardship.
We cannot say we love the land and then take steps to destroy it for use by future generations.” ~ John Paul II
As one moves through Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly, it is not uncommon to see reservation horses wandering in many remote areas. The below image was actually taken from inside our jeep in the middle of the water. Even though the image has many highlights, I still really like the atmosphere this photograph conveys – horses in a remote area all alone seemingly embraced by the canyon walls.
As we were photographing some of the reservation horses in Monument Valley (my featured photograph), one of the horses started to nibble on Bobbie’s ear. Ultimately, the horse placed its chin on her shoulder and looked at the great beyond with Bobbie. I could not resist including a “caption” with this photograph. It is a treasure…