About Rachel Abraham

 





I am an outdoor photographer specializing in nature, domestic, and wild animals in their own environment. I love to capture an animal's personality through action.
 
I started taking pictures when I was 9 years old. I got a Canon ELPH for my 11th birthday.  I love taking pictures of nature and animals in their own environment. My ELPH worked just fine for still shots, but I was very frustrated taking photos of animals moving. When I was 12, I sold my llama and some of my goats and bought a Canon Rebel T3i. I was now finally able to get some really great action shots and far away photos with a good telephoto lens.
 
Now, to explain how I get all of these great wild horse photos, we need to go back to when I was 12 years old. I love horses. I have been riding horses since, well, probably since I was 3 years old. Horses are my passion. I was fascinated with the history of the Nokota horse. I had saved my money to buy my own horse (again, from selling some of my goats) and went to a Nokota farm. While there, I was certain I was going to buy a Nokota named Wokini. However, this young bay roan mare kept following me around. When I stopped, she stopped. My mom said, "Why don't you take a look at this horse who keeps following you." I did and fell in love with a North Dakota Badlands horse named Cocoa Puff. Cocoa Puff was from the 2009 roundup by the forest service in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
I bought her and renamed her Autumn. I did all of the finishing work on her and was riding her bareback in a parade when she was 3 years old and I was 13 years old.
 
My mom and dad are huge fans and supporters of my work.  They have driven me multiple times to North Dakota to spend several days tracking and photographing the wild horses.  I have also spent time there with a tracker who knows the horses by name and the history of each one.  I have learned a great deal from her about the herds.
 
I am now 18 years old. I love the North Dakota Badlands herds. I believe in keeping them wild and free. One of my life goals is to continue to support and tell the world about these horses through my photographs.
 
Another one of my passions is wildlife and nature. I love mountains and forests and all the animals that call it home. Living in the Rocky Mountains has given me an even greater appreciation and admiration for them. I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy taking them!                                                                 
 
                                                  

           Rachel Abraham

                Wildlife Photographer