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"Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose." - Janice Joplin


As I get ready for my next long trip to photograph in Wyoming, I think about some of the incredible moments I have experienced in the past years with the McCullough Peaks wild horses.

I can say the McCullough Peaks mustangs are at the top of my list as a favorite herd to visit. Besides roaming on breathtaking Wyoming landscape, these mustangs are as rugged as they come - thick manes, scarred bodies, large stature and mud (yes...mud) make these horses fascinating to photograph.

Silhouettes of a group of wild horses running on the top of a ridge in the deserts of Wyoming.
McCullough Peaks wild horses heading over to water at sunrise

The bands roam together and at times you can see the dust lifting and hear the hooves beating the ground from far away. Your heart beats in anticipation of the sight you're about to see.

Suddenly they appear. Breaking over the ridge, they gallop at the break of day against dramatic Wyoming skies. This is freedom.

Those moments become ingrained in my mind and being able to capture it with my lens to share with you is the frosting on the cake.

With Gratitude -


Wild horse photographer Maria Marriott walking on the desert carrying her camera and tripod.

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.


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