Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
One of the biggest islands to the south of Fyn is Langeland. No need to take a ferry, because a bridge connects it with Tåsinge. And this time, we were here for a special mission.
The Wild Horses of Langeland is something that The Viking and I discovered by accident. In the beginning of 2011, when we visited Langeland for the second time, we saw some road signs that said “Wild Horses”. We followed them, but didn’t see any horses. We decided to come back later in spring or summer, hoping to be able to see them.
And so we did. Last year in June, we came back and this time, we were very lucky. I was able to take some color pictures. Now, I can imagine that most people would be happy about this, but I wasn’t completely satisfied.
There were two things that I still wanted to accomplish: to have black and white pictures of the horses and to have a couple of close-ups. So earlier this year, we tried again. But no luck.
The Viking and I were not willing to give up. So, during that long weekend last month, we went back. First, we drove to the viewpoints in the west of the island, but no wild horse showed up. We continued to the east and then … suddenly we saw them! I was so happy and excited, that I almost jumped out of the driving car.
The horses were at quite a distance from us, near a small lake. Well, at least I was able to take some black and white pictures. Aren’t they beautiful? But what about a close-up?