My name is Liga Liepina and I spend all my free time doing equine photography. Born in Latvia, I moved to Iceland at the age of 14. I have been obsessed with horses since I can remember myself. It started with collecting all possible newspaper clippings, posters, and calendars of horses and once I had my first-ever riding lesson, I knew horses were going to be a huge part of my life.

Photography came to me when I was a teenager. I enjoyed playing with my small digital camera, snapping shots of mostly landscapes. It evolved and I purchased my first serious camera with the thought of pursuing landscape photography more seriously. As horses were part of my daily life, they ended up in front of my camera more and more, until my path led to equine photography.

But instead of focusing standard on equine portraits, I was looking for something more exciting and different―that's how I started to combine my passion for horses and the stunning Icelandic landscape. The Icelandic horses are very unique―they are very cooperative and brave, yet still wild in their heart, which I try to portray in my photos.

A lot of work goes into creating images like these―from coming up with an idea to bringing horses to locations (these places must be accessible and safe for animals), not to mention the Icelandic weather, which is full of surprises. But it's all worth it when I get to spend time out in nature with my equine models and witness how horses and the landscape complement each other. You can follow my work on Instagram.

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Kim Bush
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Breathtaking is right

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Joy likes bacon
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I love the 80's haircut

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sharron lynn parsons
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Stunning, majestic beauty, excellent shot !!!

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Kim Bush
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Makes you wonder what they're thinking

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NikiJ
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What a stud

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Kim Bush
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Just WOW

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sharron lynn parsons
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Beautiful horse, excellent shot !!!

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AJA MASON
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The black stallion

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NikiJ
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This horse has better hair than me

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Tiffany McBride
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1 year ago

Aaaaw…. Looks sad.

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Fantastic, I love it, and love them all, excellent shot !!!

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Kim Bush
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Beautiful

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Joni Kamstra
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Horses can fly.

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Barbara Blackburn
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Wow - a palomino! Love it.

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sharron lynn parsons
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Oh my, fantastic shot, simply excellent !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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Magnificent, awesome shot, simply excellent !!!

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Kim Bush
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This is simply gorgeous

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Kim Bush
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The stillness captured in these photographs is remarkable

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Liga, I wish I were there with you, I have always loved, and admired horses, this is stunning !!!

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Tiffany McBride
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1 year ago

<3

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sharron lynn parsons
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Stunning, incredible beauty !!!

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Pam Mcclain
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This is so gorgeous !!

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Tiffany McBride
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Shy.

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sharron lynn parsons
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Majestic beauty, breathtaking !!!

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Tiffany McBride
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He's my favorite. He's so beautiful.

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Kim Bush
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Each one is more special than the one before it, such a talented photographer

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sharron lynn parsons
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Incredible shot, love it, love all !!!

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sharron lynn parsons
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Excellent shot, the horses in Iceland are amazing, such beauty in each !!!

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Ana Kovacic
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AMAZING !!!

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awe

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