Remember that wild brumby at Thredbo that broke the Aussie snow internet?
SnowsBest reader and Spooning Australia food blogger Jason King, was in Thredbo that week and saw it too. His mother, Krysia StClair, took this pic below.
“Not sure what my fascination is exactly, they are just so bloody majestic, just stunning” said King when chatting to SnowsBest.
” They are not horses exactly, they are free thinking wild intelligent beings that have as much right as we do to the Snowy Mountains. I only first saw one the other day – I skied past one on the mountain in Thredbo, my mum had seen it the day before when snow shoeing – so I hiked up with Steve, my old school mate and took a few on the iPhone.”
“I then decided to walk to Dead Horse Gap, mum’s snow shoe guide told her a few of them are spotted around there” explains King.
“Walked in rain, mud and wind yesterday along the Riverside Walk to Dead Horse Gap – didn’t need to do the entire thing – found these guys about 4.5km along and just hung out with them. ? This time I used my Sony a6000 with 55-200mm lens. The closest I got was 20ft.
The stallion was a little touchy – when his ears went back and his head raised I took a few steps back and he relaxed and just observed me while his lady friend ate grass. Being patient and soothing and keeping your distance is the best thing to do.”
Jason King isn’t the only one obsessed by the beauty of these wild creatures in Australia’s alpine region. Local, Susie Diver, took these images earlier in the season too.
Love them or loathe them, consider them an environmental hazard or an alpine enhancement you can read more about the NSW prospective culling of these animals here.