Sable Island Wild Horses (Part 2)

July 26, 2019  •  1 Comment
In mid-July, 2019, I had the extreme honor to be part of a small group led by Kattuck Expeditions out of Halifax, to return to Sable Island. We were the first visitor group ever to be able to spend TWO full days on the Island. We sailed by boat, leaving Canso, Nova Scotia, at night for the 10 hours one-way journey to Sable Island. Debra Garside, ou...
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Sable Island Wild Horses by Bev Pettit

June 02, 2019  •  2 Comments
Sable Island Wild Horses by Bev Pettit According to historical documentation, Sable Island’s horses were survivors from some of the hundreds of shipwrecks due to fog, storms and hidden sand bars off the shores of Sable Island since 1583. A less romantic story is more likely. Deported Acadians in the mid-1700s brought the horses to the island from m...
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Charreada!

June 01, 2019
The Charreada is a competitive sporting event like you've never seen before! Horses fly with all fours off the ground. Lariats unfurl fast and far. The sound of mariachi music and the smell of churros frying at the food stands permeate the senses. The colors and the costumes alone are worth the price of entry. Originally the "charreada" was develo...
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Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) 2017

May 23, 2019  •  5 Comments
It was a great honor to learn that my photo "Graceful White Stallion" (Espy) received an award in the General Monochrome division at the prestigious 2017 Siena International Photo Awards in Siena, Italy. SIPA is one of the most important international photography contests, with 50,000 images coming from 130 countries around the world. I was thrill...
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On Horseback with the Gauchos at Estancia San Gará, Argentina

May 23, 2019  •  2 Comments
Photographing in the Esteros de Iberá, Argentina On horseback with the Gauchos By Bev Pettit As I ride horseback, thigh-deep through the marshy waters of Esteros del Iberá I become startled by the sight of an 8-foot long caiman swimming too fast for comfort, straight toward me and my trusty mount. I am quickly reassured by my Argentine guide’s rais...
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