wild horses

Wild Brumbies Free to Roam but at What Cost?

The controversial plan to cull 90% of Australia's Wild Brumby population in the Snowy Mountains has been abandoned to the relief of many.  Conservationists and scientists, however, suggest that these Brumbies are endangering more than 20 plant species and numerous animal species.  Hopefully there will be a concerted effort to relocate the Brumbies from particularly environmentally sensitive areas.  

Despite one's views on the emotive topic, there is no doubt they are beautiful to watch in the wild, and I have been lucky to capture them on camera while snowshoeing in the backcountry.

Brumbies in the Snowy Mountains @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Brumbies in the Snowy Mountains @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Against the Wind @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Against the Wind @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Freedom @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Freedom @ Pamela Pauline Photography

The 17th Pingyao International Photography Festival in China

Established in 2001, the Pingyao International Photography Festival has become one of China's most popular events each year.  Held in the old town of Pingyao, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, the festival combines ancient culture with contemporary photography.

Australia's own Head On Photo Festival is attending the event and staging an exhibition that features Artists from New South Wales.  Two of my images have been selected to feature in the exhibition.  "Freedom" won 3rd place in the Landscape Awards at Sydney's 2017 Head On Festival, and "Under the Weather" was a Finalist in 2016.  

Held from the 19th through the 25th of September 2017, the Pingyao Festivities will also include a short film festival as well as a lacquer art show.  Looks to be a wonderful, culture infused event.  

"Freedom" by Pamela Pauline

"Freedom" by Pamela Pauline

"Under the Weather" by Pamela Pauline

"Under the Weather" by Pamela Pauline