17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

During a short break for a walk on the way to Iraty (French Basque Country), I encountered a mare with her foal. While she was busy eating grass, the foal was always watching me. She probably did not see a lot of humans in her young life. Even though you can see those poneys often in this area, Pottoks are living freely and it's better to keep an appropriate distance. They will decide to come closer if they want.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Béhorléguy, France
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Copyright: © Flamine Alary