"Camargue Horses" Fine Art Equine Photography Framed Canvas Print by Xavier Ortega 48" x 32"
Named after the region in southern France it is native to, the Camargue horse is an ancient breed of horse. Its origins remain relatively unknown, although it is generally considered one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. A herd of white Camargue horses galloping through a calm delta at sunset made for some stunning photos from Barcelona-based photographer Xavier Oretga. The Spanish fine art photographer travelled hundreds of miles to capture this magical moment of the rare animals racing wildly against the setting sun. Rushing along the remote landscape, the surf is kicked up and the animals' movements blurred, as they are permitted to run free outside of their ranches along the Rhone River, near Arles, France.
This is the third time that the photographer has made the trip to the region to photograph these majestic creatures, building up quite a portfolio of images along the way.
Ortega says, "In these three years, I have seen many horses—usually they can run for ten minutes until the leader decides to quit. I love seeing horses like this—running free in the wild. They are one of my favourite animals, displaying a combination of power, beauty and water in a great place with magnificent light. I remember taking these particular photos. It was a magical moment. The sky was ablaze with yellow clouds when a herd of white horses came running through the marsh. I chose a short lens to capture the beautiful landscape and I believe I took one of my best pictures."
The gorgeous horses of "Camargue Horses" will entrance you and enhance any space. This work of photographic art is a wonderful addition to an equine art collection and makes a perfect gift for horse lovers.
If you love animals and appreciate art as much as we do, we encourage you to visit Xavier Ortega's website to view his impressive portfolio, and watch for more of his art works here in The Phoenix Collection.
Available in ready-to-hang gallery-wrapped canvas or framed in an elegant floater frame in your choice of Antique Gold, Brushed Silver, Classic Black, Cherry Brown or Expresso Brown. Gallery-wrapped canvas measures 48" x 32" and when framed measures 48-1/4" x 32-1/4".
This print is available in a variety of sizes from 18" x 12" to an impressive grand scale 54" x 36" on ready-to-hang framed or unframed gallery-wrapped canvas, unframed fine art paper or print-on-demand poster paper with custom framing upon request -- please inquire by telephone or email.