Wild Ponies & Other Creatures


Finding and photographing the wild ponies at Chincoteague and Assateague Islands was part of my recent adventure with camera club friends. On our first night two came galloping by along the bayside shore where we were photographing the sunset. The ponies could be spotted right along the road but finding them is all in the timing. They were friendly enough and allowed us to photograph them in their natural surroundings. One stallion had a blue eye on one side and someone informed us his name was ‘Surfer Dude’. We also spent time photographing the herons, egrets and any other kind of wildlife we met. The resident eagle showed himself on our second morning. He was quite a distance away so I did the best I could with my full frame sensor and 400mm lens. I enjoyed watching him warm himself in the sun while keeping an eye on me and the other photographers. One of my friends found a tiny snapping turtle (about the size of a CF card) outside our hotel. With no water around, we took it to the preserve and along the way we named him ‘Teague’. (To see more from this trip scroll down to the previous post, ‘Chincoteague Trees’.)

'Assateague Wild Pony'  © Denise Bush

‘Assateague Wild Pony’ © Denise Bush

'Surfer Dude'  © Denise Bush

‘Surfer Dude’ © Denise Bush

'Wild Pony'  © Denise Bush

‘Wild Pony’ © Denise Bush

'Crossing The Stream'  © Denise Bush

‘Crossing The Stream’ © Denise Bush

'A Place Of Her Own'  © Denise Bush

‘A Place Of Her Own’ © Denise Bush

'End Of Day'  © Denise Bush

‘End Of Day’ © Denise Bush

'Egret Reflection'  © Denise Bush

‘Egret Reflection’ © Denise Bush

'Ruffled Feathers'  © Denise Bush

‘Ruffled Feathers’ © Denise Bush

'Soaking In The Sun'  © Denise Bush

‘Soaking In The Sun’ © Denise Bush

'Teague The Turtlle'  © Denise Bush

‘Teague The Turtle I’ © Denise Bush

'Teague The Turtle II'  © Denise Bush

‘Teague The Turtle II’ © Denise Bush

'Herring Gull Resting'  © Denise Bush

‘Herring Gull Resting’ © Denise Bush

13 Responses to “Wild Ponies & Other Creatures”

  1. 1 Ken Henriques Jr.

    You know that my first love is photography of animals and you have captured this perfectly. Your shots are just beautiful. Ken

  2. 2 Kathleen

    Denise, you are a very talented photographer and you have captured the beauty of these Wild Ponies and other creatures. What a fun weekend and great memories!!

  3. Glad you got to interact with the wildlife…. the ponies were absent or to far away when I went.

  4. Wonderful photos, Denise. I love your photo “A Place of Her Own”.

    My wife and I were down at Chincoteague on December 30th and 31st. I have to work on my photos now. We were lucky to find, and walk among the ponies the first day.

  5. 5 denisebushphoto

    Thank you for looking and leaving a comment!!!

  6. 6 Cathie

    Love the “Place of her own.” Beautiful….

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