Fairytale-Like Pictures Of Horses Living In Extreme Iceland Conditions

There is a mystical quality about snow and ice, which is perhaps is what makes Iceland such a captivating location. New York City based photographer and filmmaker Drew Doggett, managed to capture a sliver of this magic in his new photo series ‘In the Realm of Legends,’ documenting the wild horses that rove the island.

Doggett was constantly surrounded by artistic muses, lodged on a farm with hundreds of horses. However, he found inspiration not only from his environment but from a more unlikely source – folklore tales. It doesn’t take an art critic to see how the story of the mythological god, Odin’s, spirit animal, the eight-legged Icelandic horse Sleipnir, sparked this photographer’s imagination. In fact, there are some who believe these enchanting horses are the “real-world” descendants of the mythical creature.

For this series, Doggett strayed from his usual black and white medium and chose to shoot in color. “The light created brilliant hues that added a sublime texture to the entire series,” he told My Modern Met, “Coupled with the contrast between the landscape and the horses, I knew this body of work demanded color.”

Scroll down below to see Dogett’s enchanting photos of these wild horses!

Photographer Drew Doggett’s enchanting photo series, In the Realm of Legends, captures the beauty of Icelandic horses

Doggett’s series was inspired by a Norse tale about a mythical beast called Sleipnir

Described as having eight-legs, it was ridden by the god the mythical god Odin

Some people believe these majestic creatures are in fact descendants of Sleipnir

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Doggett usually shoots his photos in black and white

But said these photos ‘demanded color’

We think he nailed it

Image credits: Drew Doggett

And will perhaps inspire some people to take a trip to Iceland themselves

Image credits: Drew Doggett

Behind The Scenes: In The Realm of Legends



  1. Miss Deborah Ann Roberts says:

    You enjoy life have fun,fun,fun

  2. Laura says:

    I hope someday I can come and see this beautiful magnificent tree

  3. Beverly Skornik says:


  4. Eugenia Noriega says:

    That one is a very special Tree. I hope it lives 1000s of yes more.

  5. Ashwini N D Bobade says:

    It’s wonderful and wholesale.. Blessed grandson and grandma.. love

  6. William Haddad says:

    I was delighted with the quality of the colorization, made in this work, although I, I value the photos in BLACK AND WHITE, I cannot underestimate the work done..which brings us the original colors of the places and people…congratulations ….As an amateur photographer, I cannot look with respect and admiration…the work done…CONGRATULATIONS AND A STRONG HUG FROM BRAZIL…

  7. Ellie says:

    Beautiful work! Enjoy your beautiful home it’s too cold for me I live in the desert

  8. Anonymous says:

    …so instead of using photoshop to make a picture real, you use a real picture to make it look like photoshop.

  9. Toby Stanley says:

    I so enjoyed this superb feeling and thought invoking photographic collage!

    It would be interesting to know the story behind each captured image for their composition captures ones curiosity?

    I humbly thank you for allowing me the pleasure to view your unique works of artistic imagination.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I so enjoyed all of them.

  11. Dan Kemp says:

    I appreciate your photography very much and would love to visit your town.

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