Monday, 8 February 2010

The Wild Horses of Sable Island

















Ah, I know you recognize some of these popular design images. They are incredible spaces with large photographs of Canadian wild horses. Sable Island, 300 km south-east (see that little smile on the bottom right side of the map) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, is renowned for its wild horses and shipwrecks. It is also an island with a fascinating geology and natural history that reflect the challenge of surviving wind, waves and isolation. Roberto M. Dutesco is a New York based photographer working in art, fashion and film. DutescoArt.com highlights Roberto's travel, studio and nature photography of Sable Island. Over the centuries Sable Island has lived up to its name “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” Today it is managed by a trust dedicated to preserving the unique ecological environment. The Island receives between 200 and 250 visitors per year. (only about 5 people live there year round) Approximately 75% of these visitors arrive by sea and 25% by air. Except for emergencies, no person is allowed to land on the island without permission from the Director of Maritime Services, Canadian Coast Guard. Persons failing to observe these regulations may be subject to legal action. I would love to go with my camera!

4 comments:

Laura [What I Like] said...

Such fabulous images...I for some reason seem to recall seeing an exhibition of them in sao paulo once? Or perhaps it was an imitation...looks like a truly special place.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

It is so gorgeous! An wild horses..., I've heard of them and seen some of the pics, but never really gotten the story. Thanks!

sealaura said...

gorgeous horses and that coast. i love the black and white pictures in the house. this is a sealaura kind of post. love it!

Vicki said...

Wild horses... always forget that this mysterious and gorgeous place is part of Canada.