Chasing Wild Horses: "Beauty has a way of teaching us what matters in life."
April 6, 2008 6:19 PM Subscribe
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Located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, tiny Sable Island
has a population of about 15 humans, assorted marine birds and seals, and more than 300 wild horses. The island
is a bastion of purity, wildness and beauty unmatched in the world.
Sable Island and its horses are protected from human habitation and development by strict laws. The only people allowed to go there are government-approved wildlife and Coast Guard workers, people who are shipwrecked or in distress at sea, and those with individual approval from the provincial government. There is no tourism there. Only a small number of humans will ever experience Sable in their lifetime.
In 2007, fashion photographer Robert Dutesco
made his second journey to the island, which resulted in this stunningly beautiful and haunting set of photographs of feral horses
, a small peek into life on Sable Island as it exists every day, untouched by the often-destructive hand of humanity.
If you have the opportunity, do make sure you see the gorgeous documentary Chasing Wild Horses
, which documents Dutesco's time on the island
and the emotional journey he takes there with these magical horses as his subjects and temporary companions. It aired on Bravo in Canada this weekend and hopefully will come to a channel or Internet near you.