Today is the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Horse. The horse is part of a 12-year-cycle of animals that make up the Chinese zodiac. These interact with the five elements: wood, metal, fire, water, earth. 2014 is the year of the wood horse. So Happy New Year or in Chinese, pronounced: Gong Xi Fa Cai(Mandarin) and Gong Hey Fat Choy(Cantonese)! Denver Broncos fans, it is the year of the Horse so Go Broncos! Have a Have a Happy New Year and enjoy the Super Bowl this weekend!
Oh and information on this image: I captured this horse in a pasture in Grand Teton National Park, grazing among the wildflowers near a stand of aspen trees. Wonderful scene and some beautiful horses. I used a long lens and captured this horse from a distance with a shallow depth of field.