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A Cat's-tail
Whitetail Deer
A Nature's Heart
Sumatran Tiger Relaxing
Shali Town
Silverback Gorilla
Orangutan Eyes
On return journey spotted a train turning in an semi circle path
Perspective in the Rocky Mountain National Park
Shyok river passes through Nubra Valley
Friends Forever
Wild Horses in the Netherlands
Sunset at a farm in Lancaster, PA
Bengal Kitten making new friends
Photo shoot on deception Island
Fire in the Sky
Olympic National Park Sunset
Tree of Life
Elephant in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
A horse in the Himalayas
Butterfly Wings
Resting at the Grotto of Grotto Falls, Great Smoky Mountain National Park
A view of Yosemite Falls before the hike to its peak.
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Wild Horses in the Netherlands

My husband and I recently made the leap to move from our home in the United States to the Netherlands -- an exciting decision point in our life and marriage, and one that held promise, adventure and opportunity. While we knew the move was right, on our first day living abroad the reality of our decision hit us: we had just uprooted our lives, in every way possible. As a result, we began moving through the spectrum of emotions that accompany change -- from excitement, to fear, to joy and even anger. But, what met us on our first walk in our new home was unexpected beauty -- a pack of wild horses. The experience was breathtaking. The horses were playful, curious and strong; and, exhibited grace and humility. It was a rare moment (as not 10 minutes later, they had completely passed through), and a reminder of why we made the decision to step out of our comfort zones: to experience all that life has to offer. I hope this image offers a glimpse of the spirit of these beautiful beings. And, serves as a reminder to live.

TAGS: Netherlands

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Nijmegen, Netherlands
Member since 2016
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© Lauren Kiraly.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2016
Total Views: 38
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 21, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5200
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Nijmegen, Netherlands