Mustang Wild | 2012 August Wild Horses | Ditto and Jack Demonstrating Brawn
Taken 26-Jun-12
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Category:Animals
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Dimensions3880 x 2585
Original file size6.31 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Jun-12 05:29
Date modified4-Nov-12 12:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS REBEL T2i
Focal length248 mm
Exposure1/2500 at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 3200
Metering modePattern
Ditto and Jack Demonstrating Brawn

Ditto and Jack Demonstrating Brawn

These are two stallions of different harems.
It's essential that stallions demonstrate their brawn to other stallions, and so we often see these moments of strutting. The stallions carefully observe the other's state of health-strength-stamina. If weakness is sensed or detected, than opportunistic actions may take place by a rival, such as fighting until a band is taken over, or mares stolen, adding to the size of the harem of the victor.
A healthy stallion will never stop trying to acquire mares, nor will he stop displaying his brawn and might, to demonstrate how adept he is at protecting what he's earned and what is his.