Two horses push through heavy snow in a field, their necks lowered. Snowflakes are stark on their back against their dark-colored fur.

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Snowbound Strength

Horses in the Rocky Mountain Winter

Snowy mornings are different for Todd Bacon. While some of us see uninviting flurries and pour another cup of coffee, Bacon sees an opportunity. Camera in hand, he sets out at dawn to create evocative images of horses in this harsh environment. For him, standing knee-deep with hardy horses in the snowy pastures of Grand County, Colorado evokes primal emotions about the forces of nature. For Snowbound Strength, Bacon captures this timeless feeling through his photography.

A chestnut horse with  facial markings stands in heavy snow next to small willows.
A group of horses stand outside during a winter storm. The snow is flying fast due to high winds, and the horses are covered in snow.
Two horses push through heavy snow in a field, their necks lowered. Snowflakes are stark on their back against their dark-colored fur.
Three horses stand by a fence. The ground around them is so covered in snow that it is pure white. The horses have snow upon their backs.