Gray Ghost changed worlds in 2018 in the fall of his life and the fall of the year. The Gray Ghost Collection was created to honor his contribution to the wild horse world! He was born in the year 2002, a mere sixteen years he made an impression on the thousands who encountered him on their drive through the loop road in that beautiful backdrop of Theodore Roosevelt National Park!
This image, Wild Legend, was captured in April of 2015 on the Fly Without Wings journey. Finding him alone this day, we knew he had just lost his long time harem to two bachelor, brother’s Teton and Wild Rye. Those two brothers had been hounding him for days and finally had conquered the spirit of Gray Ghost to take his harm. It was heartbreaking to see Gray Ghost without his harem but he was doing what he needed to do, eat and recover. His ethereal and ‘unicorn’ like appearance is pronounced in this image of back light and subtle movement.
Gray Ghost will be forever missed and I am humble and honored to have had the opportunity to photograph his gracious presence over the years.