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Icelandic Horses in Skagafjörður

Icelandic horses at sunset in Skagafjörður, North Iceland. (Christopher Lund/©2014 Christopher Lund)

Skagafjörður in North Iceland is know for its horse breeding. The Icelandic horse is a unique breed developed from ponies taken to Iceland by Scandinavian settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries. The Icelandic horse displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. They are also popular internationally, and sizable populations exist in Europe and North America.

This photo was shot with Nikon D800E and the Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/50 ZF.2 lens. It was made on a photo trip with two good friends, where we had certain rules we had to obey during the trip. Each had to choose one lens for the whole duration. Mine was the Ziess Makro-Planar 50. I find this lens to absolutely beautiful for the Nikon system.

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