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Photographer Captures The Beauty Of Fairytale-Like Icelandic Horses

Drew Doggett is a photographer who travels the world and captures breathtaking landscapes, people, and cultures. ‘In The Realm Of Legends’ is one of his most stunning series up to date. It shows the unmatched beauty of Icelandic horses that freely roam Iceland’s epic landscape.

Most photographers love photographing the gorgeous landscape of Iceland. However, Doggett takes it one step further by capturing Iceland’s unique and enchanting equestrian population. These mythical and fantastical photographs look so unreal.

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

Doggett stayed on a farm during his visit to Iceland, and there were hundreds of horses there. Originally, he was interested in the tales of folklore surrounding the mesmerizing land such as the tale of the eight-legged Icelandic horse named Sleipnir. This absolutely amazing equine series majestically captures the beauty and serenity between the gorgeous semi-wild horses and their extreme habitat.

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

When you go through this series, you will immediately think of a utopian world. Some of the lovely elements featured in this series include dreamy snow-covered expanses, beautiful waterfalls, black sandy beaches, and icy lagoons. The backdrop enlacing the horses is truly otherworldly, and the beautiful creatures gallop, graze, and proudly stand against this.

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

Doggett usually shoots in black and white. However, this particular series is in colors. He explained that the light helped to create brilliant hues that added a sublime texture to the entire series. He stated that the contrast between the landscape and the horses was the reason behind using colors in this series. In every photograph, Doggett skillfully captures the powerful, calm, and peaceful nature of horses amidst wild and chaotic nature. Doggett recalled his shooting days that although the waterfalls were incredibly loud and the surroundings were windy, the horses stood calm.

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

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Icelandic horses by Drew Dogget

You can check out more of his work on his website and Instagram.

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