Frans Lanting

I like to get up close and personal with animals. I was lying flat on my stomach with a wide-angle lens aimed at these two wild horses when they reared up to challenge each other for dominance over a herd of mares grazing in the Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve in the Netherlands. More than 1,000 wild horses thrive there, less than an hour from Amsterdam, in a place where a generation ago, there were none. It’s a remarkable example of how the Dutch are restoring nature in the midst of one of the most densely populated countries in the world. If you’re a photographer based in the Netherlands or Belgium, I would like to encourage you to submit images for the next Frans Lanting Award, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. Go to www.wnf.nl/photoaward to learn how you can participate. Video by @ChristineEckstrom @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @world_wildlife @wnfnederland #Horse #WildHorses #Oostvaardersplassen #naturephotography #wildlifephotography

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Deborah ✨

Even more beautiful in color and moving❣️😇✨💙

Tamriel Dunmer

Wonderful experience to enjoy this here and not have to wait until Wednesday on pbs😃❤️

Chris&Nico ☮

👌😎👌

mojgan hashemi

👍👍👍

Shane Edwards

I didnt know that horses will nip at each other