TIFA 2023 Nature / Pets

The Hug

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Pets
  • Photographer
    Aga Karmol
  • Agency / Studio
    Aga Karmol Art
  • Technical Info
    Full Frame100mm, 1/1600, F 5.6
  • Photo Date
    07 October 2023

Fighting stallions. This is what horses do when living wild. They won't kill each other, they fight to establish leadership. It is us, owners, who deprive them of their natural behaviour, because we are being overprotective. Keeping stallions alone often leads to them being frustrated and becoming agressive. Horses are social animals who are unhappy when they can't interact with others. During this photoshoot, none of them got injured. They were closely supervised to avoid any risk. After an initial fight, they were perfectly happy with each other.