The Camarague

Beginning another adventure, this time in the Camarague region in southern France.  We are staying in a small-town on the Mediterranean coast, Saintes Maries de la mer.  One thing this area is famous for, the Camarague horses.  A fairly small but stocky horse, thought to be one of the oldest breeds in the world.  The Camarague “Cowboys” use these horses for herding the black bulls of the region used for bull fighting in southern France.  A familiar image of the region is these horses galloping through water.

The handlers moving the horses out into the water just after sunrise.  A small flock of flamingos crossing over the marsh area.

And later in the morning, running through the water!

We have several more sessions set up this week to photograph these beautiful animals in different locations.  Should be loads of fun!

And in case you didn’t catch it above, there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 flamingos in the Camarague.  Here are just a few from last night in a nearby bird park.

be sure to click on the images to see a larger version!

This entry was posted in Birds & Wildlife, Camargue, Traveling.

One Comment

  1. Steve hirsch July 10, 2018 at 10:30 am #

    Great images, keep em coming and have fun!. Hi to Ellen

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