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“Reunited!”—Mare and foal reunited after an attempted river crossing, July 17, 2019, swept the small foal way downriver and mom had to come to the rescue! 10 images. Sweep left for 9 more images. Image 1: Reunited; Image 2: Back to the beginning of the story: the lead stallion is crossing first and despite his size and weight, he gets swept about 10 yards downriver by the swift-flowing current. Image 3: I am very concerned about the very small (premature?) foal—will she be able to stay with mom on the river crossing? Image 4: Photo bombed by the other members of the family but mom can be seen at the right edge of the image and the foal is floating rapidly away downriver! Image 5: There she goes! One of the other band members watches intently at the little one in distress floating by. Image 6: The mare and another band member realize a rescue is needed and they start to follow the foal being swiftly carried downriver. Image 7: Still floating downriver but getting closer to the shoreline. Image 8: Finally the little foal gets her footing on the shoreline and mom catches up with her. Image 9: Happily reunited. Image 10: Climbing up the shoreline to safety under mom’s guidance. I was so happy that this story ended well. This is probably the smallest foal I have seen and if she can make it across, then others can. But the current runs strong in this part of the river where there is a large shallow area that pushes all the water into the deeper area meaning it flows much faster. But all’s well that ends well! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, EF100-400 mm at 400 mm, ISO 250, 1/1250th sec at f/5.6.
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