The Wild West of the North

On a cold sleety day, a horseback rider makes his way along a trail in one of the wildest corners of Spain, the region of Somiedo in Asturias, northern Spain. It’s one of the last areas in Western Europe where brown bears and wolves both still exist in some numbers. Click on image for larger view. Photo ©Mike Randolph

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6 Responses to The Wild West of the North

  1. Julvic April 28, 2015 at 12:24 #

    Hi Mike!

    Another of your specialties: sharp, polished image, every strand of hair from the horse tail, every blade of grass in the foreground and every crevice in the background mountains. I see the whole picture but I stop and study the details. Very enjoyable. Thank you!

    • Mike Randolph April 28, 2015 at 14:08 #

      Thanks for leaving such a nice comment, Julvic! I’m glad you liked it.

  2. JL April 28, 2015 at 14:36 #

    Beautiful shot.

    Were you also riding a horse?

    • Mike Randolph April 28, 2015 at 14:42 #

      Thanks for asking, JL. Yeah, I was, which was not easy since my horse, Rubio I think his name was, did exactly what he wanted to at all times. Photography stops were not an option, so maybe I should have credited Rubio, too. He had a lot of input on the composition. 😉

  3. cheryl April 28, 2015 at 16:39 #

    Julvic is right, such polish and crispness in this shot, You must have had a good seat on Rubio.
    I love this shot Mike, it makes the imagination run wild,

    • Mike Randolph April 28, 2015 at 19:39 #

      Thank you Cheryl. Imagination running wild is always a good thing. Horses not so much!

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