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Fairytale-Like Pictures Of Horses Living In Extreme Iceland Conditions
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Fairytale-Like Pictures Of Horses Living In Extreme Iceland Conditions

Snow and ice have always possessed a mystical quality, which is perhaps is what makes Iceland such a captivating destination. New York City-based professional photographer and filmmaker Drew Doggett, managed to capture a sliver of this magic in his new photo series ‘In the Realm of Legends,’ where he highlighted “the unique relationship between this land and the beautiful horses.”

While this was Doggett’s first time in Iceland, the photographer has traversed the much of the world for his other shoots seeking out unusual locations and the most beautiful nature.

“Throughout all of my work, I find that I am consistently drawn towards places on Earth that are near-impossible,” he told Bored Panda, “Iceland is a surreal place, and the wild horses are the perfect companions to this unusual yet breathtaking land; the combination of the two is truly unforgettable.”

But it wasn’t just the scenery that brought the artist to the icy region.

“In many ways, I was drawn to Iceland (and my wildlife photography career) because of my interest in adventure – one I’ve had since I was a child. Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea was one of the many books I read and re-read knowing that I wanted adventure in my own life one day,” explained Doggett.

Well capturing fantasy tales on film is no easy feat. The photographer said he spent months planning the two-week animal photography shoot but was met with several challenges.

“Other than the innate challenges of documenting this rare horse breed, the unpredictability of Iceland’s weather was the most challenging aspect of creating this series… I had to make the best of every single opportunity in front of me because it wouldn’t be long before the rain fell or the wind picked up to the point of us needing to find shelter.”

After viewing the photos it is clear that Doggett’s hard work paid off, culminating in a whimsical series. He said he hopes his viewers walk away with feelings of ‘collective nostalgia, inspiration, and fantasy.’

Scroll down below to see Doggett’s enchanting photos from ‘In the Realm of Legends’!

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Photographer Drew Doggett’s enchanting photo series, In the Realm of Legends, captures the beauty of Icelandic horses

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Doggett’s goal for the series was to “highlight the unique relationship between this land and the horses”

Image credits: Drew Doggett

He told Bored Panda  likes to photograph in ‘near-impossible’ locations

Image credits: Drew Doggett

And was drawn to Iceland for it’s surreal and breathtaking landscapes

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

It took months to plan for the photography expedition

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Which culminated in two ‘jam-packed’ weeks of shooting

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

For the photographer, the biggest challenge was the unpredictable weather

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Even still, he still managed to capture the whimsical nature of these horses

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Doggett said he hopes after viewing the images you are filled with ‘collective nostalgia, inspiration and fantasy’

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Behind The Scenes: In The Realm of Legends

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Crochet lady
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4 years ago

I think they're really unicorns and he's photoshopping the horns out to keep their secret.

BarryAllenTheFlash
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4 years ago

*plays illuminati theme song*

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Laugh Fan
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4 years ago

Stunning photographs and such beautiful horses. I love Iceland - would love to go back again.

diane a
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4 years ago

i bought 150 national Geographic magazines from 1950 to 1965 for £10 - the photography was amazing

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Captain Marvel
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4 years ago

Yep...was gonna holiday to Florida, but looks like I'm going to Iceland now.

Tanya Kysel'ova
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4 years ago

hahaha, I love this comment!

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Crochet lady
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4 years ago

I think they're really unicorns and he's photoshopping the horns out to keep their secret.

BarryAllenTheFlash
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4 years ago

*plays illuminati theme song*

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Laugh Fan
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4 years ago

Stunning photographs and such beautiful horses. I love Iceland - would love to go back again.

diane a
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4 years ago

i bought 150 national Geographic magazines from 1950 to 1965 for £10 - the photography was amazing

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Captain Marvel
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4 years ago

Yep...was gonna holiday to Florida, but looks like I'm going to Iceland now.

Tanya Kysel'ova
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4 years ago

hahaha, I love this comment!

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