HORSE PRINT | ARMAMENT
Beaufort, North Carolina: The sun was descending over the horizon as I came upon some wild horses grazing on saltwater grass.
I was surprised by how close they had allowed me to approach. Given the circumstances, I realized that my long lens was not optimal. I grabbed my tripod and took a few paces back to put some distance between us. I feared they would bolt, leaving me with nothing to document this incredible encounter.
Suddenly, behind me, I heard neighing. I turned around to see a stallion ready to pounce on another. I captured this photograph immediately.
Everything in this image seems to work. The stallion's mane stands rigid against the wind, to me, he resembles a Roman centurion gearing up for battle.