Frans Lanting

I like to get up close and personal with animals. I was lying flat on my stomach with a wide-angle lens aimed at these two wild horses when they reared up to challenge each other for dominance over a herd of mares grazing in the Oostvaardersplassen Nature Reserve in the Netherlands. More than 1,000 wild horses thrive there, less than an hour from Amsterdam, in a place where a generation ago, there were none. It’s a remarkable example of how the Dutch are restoring nature in the midst of one of the most densely populated countries in the world. If you’re a photographer based in the Netherlands or Belgium, I would like to encourage you to submit images for the next Frans Lanting Award, sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. Go to to learn how you can participate. Video by @ChristineEckstrom @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @world_wildlife @wnfnederland #Horse #WildHorses #Oostvaardersplassen #naturephotography #wildlifephotography

Netherlands normal



💖Eva👩 Happy Mama 💖💞🌈


debra segers

They were comfortable with you nearby?

debra segers

Wow!! To close!! Holding my breath! Well to be that close to them was breathtaking



Berenice Santana

showing off to you


Amazing footage ✌🏼️

Angelina Ortega

I love horses. You are so lucky to be there. Thanks to you I can see their beauty through your amazing photos. Keep up the awesome work. I truly look forward to these breathtaking photo's...

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