As wildlife photographers we are often driven to some of the harshest environments on the planet in pursuit of our next photographic project. A few years back, I was inspired by Vincent Munier's work with the Musk Ox in Dovrefjell during the cold Winter months. So last year I decided I would follow in his footsteps and experience this harsh & unforgiving environment for myself.
The Welsh mountain ponies are a strong breed that dates back to a least the Celtics. During the Tudor times around 1509 King Henry VIII ordered the ponies to be destroyed because they could not carry a knight in full armor, thankfully they did not succeed, However the Romans admired the ponies for their strength and ability and even shipped some of them back to Rome to carry out specific tasks in their homeland. In more recent times they were used to pull carts in the coal mines, now the mines are closed and there is no longer work for them, so they are now free to roam the Carneddau hillsides.