Wild Horses Photographed Among The Mythic Beauty Of Iceland’s Landscapes

The magical beauty of Icelandic horses are on full display in these wonderful pictures by photographer Drew Doggett.

In his latest photographic series – In the Realms of Legends – Doggett ventured to Iceland to photograph what he calls the “noble and resilient horses native to Iceland.”

The horses are as deeply rooted in Iceland’s mythology as the land itself and Doggett’s photos capture the ethereal, magical qualities of both the landscape and horse.

Doggett, who regularly posts his photography on Instagram, shared his beautiful photos with Reshareworthy.com.

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Skogafoss, Iceland’s famous waterfall, is used as the backdrop for several photos.

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

While the water plummets down several beautiful while horses walk in the crystalline, cold waters.

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Other photos are taken at Jokulsarlon, a black sand beach that is riddled with sea ice.

Photo credit: Drew Doggett




Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Despite the harsh environments in which they live, the Icelandic horses are “extremely amicable” according to the photographer’s press release.

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Doggett himself was mesmerized by the colors of scenes.

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

For one photo he calls “Noble Light” he remarked on his website: “I found this multi-faceted jet black rock face played an elegant counterpart to the white horse who appears to be illuminated by a divine light.”

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

In another, he wrote, “Running free over a rolling expanse of land, you can tell that these horses have an inimitable bond with their home.”

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Photo credit: Drew Doggett




Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Ultimately, the series is meant as a tribute to the Icelandic horses themselves. “This work is a tribute to them and the incredible, nearly unbelievable natural elements of our planet that I spend my life working to capture and share,” Doggett wrote on his blog.

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Photo credit: Drew Doggett

Enjoy more of Drew Doggett’s photographs on his website. You can also see  videos he has produced on Vimeo and more of his work on Instagram.

Photographs shared on Reshareworthy.com with permission from Drew Doggett Photography.