This month, the IPA - International Photography Awards, awarded my photographs with four Honorable Mentions. My series "American Wild: The Face of the American Mustangs" and single images "Wild Innocence", "Onaqui Wild" and "Snow Stallion" won the jurors' hearts in the Professional: Wild Life category.
"Beyond the Mountains" is part of the winning series. An Onaqui wild stallion walks to the top of the hill as he hears sounds coming from afar. As a protector of his family, it was crucial to make sure no threat was imminent.
I am grateful that, through this awards, the faces of these wild mustangs will be seen by many around the world that wouldn't otherwise get to see them.
An equestrian for most of her life, Maria combines her passion for horses with her art and the desire to bring public awareness to the American wild horses. Maria Marriott Photography is a proud supporter of several non-profit organizations that tirelessly work to ensure the well-being of the American mustangs.