Year of the Horse

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.

Among the Aspens | Horse in the pasture among the aspen trees in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

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  • Michael Criswell

    Sweet shot, are those Aspens in the background?

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks. Yes those are aspens in the background.

  • Great looking photograph, Rick! That’s a beautiful horse. 🙂

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks, Jimi!

  • ljsaltiel

    Great shot Rick. I love shots of horses. They are magnificent animals.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks, Len!