What are the odds? A lightning bolt striking at a wild, band stallion, Satellite! That is what I thought when I downloaded this image after a day of chasing wild horses and storms! There were many, many wondrous adventures like this image during the three-month stay in Theodore Roosevelt National Park!
“…that lightning bolt was mine”
― G.G Marquez
This lighting bolt was Satellite’s!!!
I worked in my room at the Amble Inn in Medora, ND the morning of this image, trying to be inspired to title two images going into an exhibit at the Anderson Center. Lincoln, my CSU research co-worker, texted me from the park and said Circus of all stallions was at Jones Creek parking lot!
Off I headed racing in front of a storm front and hoping I would find Circus before he headed back to his normal haunt across the Little Missouri.
Reaching the parking lot I saw several bands standing on a ridge and moving fast! Reacting, no time to plan or think, I jumped out and shot several images and then raced across the prairie to catch them as they poured over the ridge down into a valley.
Little did I know what I would find when I downloaded pics when I got back to my room later that evening!
We donate a percentage of the sale of this print to Walk By Faith Therapeutic Riding, a legitimate non-profit located in northern Minnesota, who use wild horses adopted from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in their programs, providing hope to the lives of children and veterans.