• Ponies Around the World 2018 - The Gallery (Part 1)


    Wow, you all really went all out this year. We've got a whopping 283 finalized submissions for Ponies Around the World in 2018, so to avoid blowing people's computers up with all this crazy resolution photography, we will have three days to celebrate like last year!

    We've got ponies at pretty much every location imaginable, from the middle of the ocean to exotic locales around the world. Everywhere except the moon. Who wants to send a pony to the moon? Do it

    Anyway, get the first 100 entries below!



    1 The Great and Powerful Trixie at a lake at sunset. - SkylanderDragon

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    I can't remember the name of the lake I took this picture at, but I do remember it's outside Peterborough Ontario Canada.

    2 Purple Smart in Washington DC - Wilford B Wolf

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    Twilight Sparkle on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with the Reflecting Pool and Washington Monument in the background.

    3 Pinkie Peggy - Wilford B Wolf

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    Pinkie Pie at the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, near Halifax, Nova Scotia

    4 Twilight in Megyeri bridge! - DJTwilightStar

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    5 Twilight in Megyeri bridge! - DJTwilightStar

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    6 Sphinx (Zadar, Croatia) - theOwtcast

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    Picture taken in the park surrounding Villa Attilila in Zadar, Croatia. The Sphinx was built by Giovanni Smirich in memory of his deceased wife.
    Note: this was taken a while before Daring Done aired, otherwise I would have included Pinkie in the picture too (I don't have Daring Do or Somnambula toys).

    7 Flower of history's wastelands (Jasenovac, Croatia) - theOwtcast

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    Stone Flower is a monument to the victims of Ustasha atrocities during World War II in Jasenovac. Designed by Bogdan Bogdanovic and unveiled in 1966, it serves as a reminder of the atrocities perpetrated in the Jasenovac concentration camp.

    8 What happened to the flame thingy? (Medvedgrad, Croatia) - theOwtcast

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    Picture taken at Medvedgrad (translates as Bear Fort), a medieval fortified town located on the south slopes of Medvednica mountain, approximately halfway from the Croatian capital Zagreb to the mountain top Sljeme. Pictured here and located within the fort and overlooking Zagreb is Oltar Domovine (Altar of the homeland), a sculpture dedicated to Croatian soldiers killed in the Croatian War of Independence.

    9 Days gone by (Nakovana, Croatia) - theOwtcast

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    Nakovana is a village on Peljesac Peninsula in Croatia. Deserted during World War Two and subsequently forgotten, it was recently rediscovered and partially renovated. Nearby is a neolitic archeological site around 8000 years old.

    10 Hero Dashie (Zadar, Croatia) - theOwtcast

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    Originally uploaded for PATW 2016, but the submitter derped and the entry didn't come through, so I'm trying again now.

    Picture taken in the Square of Five Wells in Zadar, Croatia. The wells are actually cisterns, but they looked good enough for a photo. Dash is standing on the closest one. I know she's small barely visible, but I couldn't see it on the camera's screen while I was still there, and by the time I realized I should have been standing a few steps closer to the wells while taking the picture, I was already away.






    16 Golden Gates at the Golden Gate Bridge - lordalexander74

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    I walked around Fort Point near the Golden Gate bridge when I went to Babscon earlier this year. Of course I had to bring Golden Gates to visit her namesake.

    17 A Boulder Path - Sarah Zulli

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    This is boulder from Ingrids panel “The Tao of Maud� at PonyCon and it says “Take a Boulder Path� with Mauds hair/ear outline. I took this picture tonight while on the Spirit of Philly for a casino job and in the background you can see the Walt Whitman Bridge! The Spirit of Philly sails up and down the Delaware river :)

    18 Gilda at Uji - xengk

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    Early bird gets the bridge.
    Before tourist foot traffic arrives.

    19 Gilda at Kyoto Station - xengk

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    "The griffon roosting at the top of the tower might be some big shot."

    20 Mini AJ at Kinkaku-ji - xengk

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    "That is one fancy house."

    21 Gilda at Bangkok - xengk

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    Gilda hanging out in the city after meeting with Michelle Creber at SEAPonyCon.

    22 Trixie and Tempest at The Airplane Resturant. - Steel Wings (Airhogsborne)

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    (Sorry the quality is kinda funny because I took these in the dark) Here is Trixie and Tempest on the Nose Gear of the KC-97 AKA The Airplane Restaurant "Solo's" at KCOS!

    23 Octavia in Limoges - yosegaman

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    octavia in Limoges (FRANCE)
    200m from my home :)
    cathedral and bridge are from XIII century, both called St Martial





    28 Snowdrop and Twilight in Bangkok - SL7205

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    Snowdrop is looking at (technically, listening to Twilight) the less seen part of Bangkok, west side of the Chao Phraya River, known as Thonburi. Here you can also see 3 of our newest suspension bridges in Bangkok, Bhumibol bridge 1&2, and Kanchanaphisek bridge. Since Bhumibol bridge 1 crosses from Bangkok to Samut Prakan province, they are looking there as well, in the direction of Suvarnabhumi Airport (It's not in Bangkok!).


    30 Rainbow dash at the cube building - SL7205

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    Rainbow dash at the outside of the "cube building", the Science Museum of the National Science Museum (NSM), Pathum Thani, Thailand.

    31 Pinkamena in the city - Andres Caicedo

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    32 Doctor Hooves visits Spotted Wolf Canyon, Utah. - Bernard "Goldfur" Doove

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    The Doctor accompanied my friend and me on a huge road trip across America. We crossed through Utah on the second day.

    33 Doctor Hooves ready for the total solar eclipse. - Bernard "Goldfur" Doove

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    The Doctor accompanied my friend and me on a huge road trip across America. We camped by Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, Nebraska to observe the total solar eclipse in perfect viewing conditions on August 21, 2018.

    34 Doctor Hooves admires Yellowstone Falls. - Bernard "Goldfur" Doove

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    The Doctor accompanied my friend and me on a huge road trip across America. A trip to Yellowstone National Park started with a visit to the Lower Yellowstone Falls, Wyoming.

    35 Doctor Hooves is impressed by Meteor Crater. - Bernard "Goldfur" Doove

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    The Doctor accompanied my friend and me on a huge road trip across America. Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona was a must-see.

    36 Doctor Hooves is awed by the Grand Canyon. - Bernard "Goldfur" Doove

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    The Doctor accompanied my friend and me on a huge road trip across America. The Grand Canyon may have been our last scenic stop, but it certainly was not the least!

    37 DJ PON3 with The Hero (Bali, Indonesia) - EddoEditya28

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    DJ PON3 standing on top of the bushes near the Renon roundabout in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. In the background is the statue of Lieutenant Ida Bagus Putu Djapa (also known as Captain Japa), who was one of the Denpasar heroes who died in 1946 during a general attack in the city of Denpasar. It is also one of several statues erected in several roundabouts in the island.

    38 Sunday Morning in Denpasar (Bali, Indonesia) - EddoEditya28

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    DJ PON3 was in the crowded Puputan street in Renon, Denpasar (Bali, Indonesia) during a Sunday morning Car Free Day. Behind her stands the Bajra Sandhi Monument, which was built in 1987 to commemorate the struggle of the Balinese people in the war between the Dutch and the Japanese troops. It is also the place where people can learn more about the history of Bali as it has a small museum and dioramas.

    39 Enjoying the Green Views (Bali, Indonesia) - EddoEditya28

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    Applejack was enjoying a nice view of a terraced ricefield in Tegallalang, a district located in Gianyar regency in Bali, Indonesia. Tegallalang is famous for its beautiful terraced ricefields and many tourists comes here every year to enjoy its stunning green views.

    40 Twilight at the Struggle Monument (Bali, Indonesia) - EddoEditya28

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    This time I took a photo of Twilight in front of another monument not too far from my house, the Bangsal Struggle Monument. This is a monument to commemorate the struggle of the Balinese people for Indonesia's independence in the 1940s. The building where it stands today has a secret underground base that was used by the Balinese youths and heroes during the Japanese occupation to held secret meetings and made strategies to attack the Japanese and the NICA troops.

    41 Back at Ubud, Again (Bali, Indonesia) - EddoEditya28

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    DJ PON3 at Taman Saraswati Temple again in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, after a morning bicycling around the town and stopped for a cup of Starbucks coffee next to this temple. Last time she was standing on top of a wooden handrail, now she's standing on my green Brompton bike!

    42 Sapphire Joy at The University of Trunojoyo Madura - Hendro Wicaksono

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    Universitas Trunojoyo Madura is a State University located in Bangkalan (Madura), East Java Province, Indonesia. University of Trunojoyo Madura (Unijoyo) became State College based on Presidential Decree dated July 5, 2001. This college was inaugurated on July 23, 2001 by President Abdurrahman Wahid. Trunojoyo University is the 7th State College in East Java. The University of Trunojoyo Madura is also known as UTM.

    43 Fluttershy at Campus Park UTM Bangkalan Indonesia - Hendro Wicaksono

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    Fluttershy enjoys a gentle breeze at the campus park, Trunojoyo University of Madura, Bangkalan, East Java, Indonesia

    44 Dashie at the top of the "Pic Haut" 1/3 - Corbeau

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    The "Pic Haut" is a small summit (~2800m high) near the french Alps, between "Les Orres" and "Crévoux". 3 to 4 hours of trekking to get up there. The lake you see below is the "Lac de Serre-Ponçon".

    45 Dashie at the top of the 'Pic Haut' 2/3 - Corbeau

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    Sorry we can't see Rainbow very much, I tried to make something visually interesting and I did a poor job of it. This is what we could see to our left.

    46 Dashie at the top of the 'Pic Haut' 3/3 - Corbeau

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    Hey at least you can see her ears now! This is again a bit more to the left.

    47 Dashie after her journey - Corbeau

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    This was taken at the end of the day, after the descent.


    49 As Thunder Brews Overhead - Columbia Hills State Park, Washington - Flutterbatty (Elemental Fluttography)

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    Hiked a 6.5 mile loop and did some filming for Equestria: Into the Wild there. I hope to return next year.

    50 Derpy on Monumen Nasional Indonesia in Jakarta City - Vernando Karamoy

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    this picture is taken by me on Jakarta Indonesia

    51 I want to have a journey!! - Schwarz Füllhalter

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    Schwarz Plushie at Sheding Natural Park,Taiwan.

    52 Daring Do at Twin Hearts Stone Weir - Schwarz Füllhalter

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    Qi meiyu has only one stone weir, but because it is shaped like two hearts, both beautiful and romantic, it is famous for being the "twin hearts stone weir", and had been voted No. 1 beautiful scene in Penghu consecutively.

    53 Saddle Rager at Lake Jackson Mounds - Lahirien

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    Little Flutterhulk visits a 900-year-old Native American earthen temple mound in Tallahassee, Florida.

    54 Pinkie Pie In Jerusalem - Marbi Z

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    55 Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy at Ceaserea Israel - Marbi Z

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    RD and Flutters posing at an Ancient Chariot Race Track in Ceaserea Israel.

    56 Pinkie Pie and Starlight Glimmer at The Mount of Beatitudes in Israel - Marbi Z

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    Ponk and Glimmy Checking out the Mount of Beatitudes in Israel Glimmy found some of the messages on the Stones quite relatable.

    57 Starlight Glimmer at some Ancient Ruins in Capharnaum Israel - Marbi Z

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    Ponk ran to the snack and probably the souvenir stands while Glimmy decided to tour the Ancient ruins in the Ancient Town of Capharnaum.

    58 Rainbow Dash at the Ancient Fort Masada in Israel - Marbi Z

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    While Glimmy and RD were touring the Ancient Israeli fort on top of a mountain RD decided to simply fly up to the fort and explore at her pace by the time Glimmy made it up by rail-line cart RD was already finished.

    59 Daring do in Hermosillo - Archooves

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    Main square of the city of Hermosillo (México)

    60 Show me a Tough Pegasus!! - Schwarz

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    A pegasus painting.
    Fengshan railway station,Taiwan

    61 Love River - Schwarz

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    The Love River or Ai River (traditional Chinese: 愛河) is a river (canal) in southern Taiwan. It originates in Renwu District, Kaohsiung City, and flows 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) through Kaohsiung to Kaohsiung Harbor.

    62 Fluttertree - MasterGeorge

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    Fluttershy and a huge yellow poplar in the Flag Ponds Nature Park.

    63 Black Octavia in Tortuguero - Corey P.

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    Octavia in Costa Rica's Tortuguero National Park, hanging out on a sign in front of a plant labeled "Pony Tail Palm."

    64 Black Octavia in a Jungle River - Corey P.

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    Octavia gazing out to the narrow river which leads inland into Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica.

    65 Black Octavia in Front of the Opera House - Corey P.

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    Octavia hopes to one day perform at the world famous Sydney Opera House in Australia.

    66 Black Octavia and the World's Largest Banana - Corey P.

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    Octavia posing in front of The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, Australia.

    67 Black Octavia with Kangaroos - Corey P.

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    Octavia and kangaroos at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia.

    68 Applejack At Jalesveva Jayamahe Statue Monument In Surabaya, Indonesia - AlphaTea

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    Jaleşveva Jayâmahe Monument or can be locally referred to as Monjaya is a Statue of an Indonesian Navy officer wearing Ceremonial Service Dress, complete with his sword of honor, staring far to the sea as if he's ready to challenge the ocean's tide and storms. It represents the preparedness of the Indonesian Navy for glory. The monument's name is taken from Indonesian Navy's motto in Sanskrit Jaleşveva Jayâmahe which means Our Glory is at the Seas.

    69 Applejack Salutes For Indonesian Flag - AlphaTea

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    I've never seen a flag as a big before and the photo was taken at Naval Base In Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.

    70 Highschool Jack - xengk

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    Field trip to a world heritage site.

    71 Twilight Sparkle at the Hoover Dam - TwilySparks

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    I went to the Hoover Dam a while back, and brought my 4DE Twilight Sparkle plushie with me. She seemed to love it! :)




    75 Small ponies, big tank (well, technically medium) - Sancho

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    76 Ponies (and their friends) visiting Brony village in Poland - Paweł Bronowiecki

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    77 Pinkie at the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland - Paweł Bronowiecki

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    78 Canada Place - Vancouver - Tempest Dragnix

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    Mount Seymour is on the right of Fizzlepop.

    79 Sometimes the best part of a goal is the journey... - Tempest Dragnix

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    Location: Mount Seymour. You can reach this point after about a relatively difficult hike. Vancouver City is seen below ("Canada Place" is the white structure in the middle of the pic).
    I thought it was... proper, for lack of a better word, to have Tempest bringing Tempest along and have her standing on the highest rock I was able to find, gazing thoughtfully into the distance in this peerless scenery of forest-clad hills.

    80 - Malbak

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    Partially frozen crater lake of Baekdusan Mountain(2,744m), Republic of Korea

    81 Dusk Flight - August

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    Rainbow Dash and Lightning Dust flying along the Lake Ontario beach

    82 Fluttershy the observer - Artémis Plum

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    During the PELGAS campaign, an oceanographic campaign I was part of, one team is in charge of identifying and counting birds and marine mammals. They spend on their days on the top of the boat so they can survey sea and sky efficiently. I could see fluttershy doing that.

    83 Fruit bat in her natural habitat (v1) - Artémis Plum

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    Fruit bats (or Megabats, apparently), are actually a thing IRL : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megabat
    They tend to be much bigger but also much cuter than insectivorous ones and actually don't live in Thailand at all. I lied in that title :P

    Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

    84 Fluttershy explores the jungle - Artémis Plum

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    So many new friends to find !
    Chiang Dao, Thailand

    85 - andres caicedo

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    Ibagué-Colombia

    86 Rainbow Dash rocking out to Bullet For My Vallentine at Download Festival, Donnington, UK - Stuart Hancocks

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    87 Twilight Sparkle at Bag End, The Shire, Middle Earth - SR Foxley

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    (This is actually just outside of Matamata, New Zealand.)

    88 Twilight Sparkle at the Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - SR Foxley

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    Site of the end of the Vietnam war.

    89 Twilight Sparkle at the Burj Khalifa, Dubai - SR Foxley

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    Tallest building on Earth.



    92 Princess of the Manhassetian Night - Mister Twister

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    Turns out I still could make it, despite almost forgetting.




    96 Fluttershy at Big Spring Creek Falls, Washington - Flutterbatty

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    I hiked in with my 45-inch lifesize Fluttershy plush to Big Spring Creek Falls, in southwest Washington. What you see in the back is merely the upper tier–there are two other tiers, the middle and lower. The lower tier is the most well known by passerby's on the road, but the middle and upper tiers are known and visited by only a handful of people.

    This falls is very remote, some 30 miles up into the mountains, away from the nearest town, and up a gravel road. The waterfall is not signed; you must watch your mile markers and watch for a bend in the road to find this falls. The trail to the upper tier is unsigned, but as long as you know that the trail is there, you should have no problem finding the two upper tiers.

    I brought her up in the fall season, just as the Western Larches were turning bright yellow. (W. Larch is a Pacific Northwest pine tree species that turns color and looses it's leaves in the fall.)
    Will be in the Equestria: Into the Wild PATW film.

    97 Flutterbat at the Painted Hills, Oregon - Flutterbatty

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    The Painted Hills are located in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in eastern Oregon. I hiked the short Overlook Trail to take a timelapse for my PATW film; and ended up getting this shot at "sunrise!" (no sunrise because of the clouds, but made for an interesting photo nevertheless!)
    I was planning on using a pink fluffy pillow for her to sit on, but I ended up finding a nice sturdy, clean sagebrush plant to put her on instead.

    This was part of a series of 7 day hikes I did in the monument over the course of a 5 day camping trip. The Painted Hills will be included in the Equestria: Into the Wild PATW film!

    98 - andres caicedo

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    Picnic Pie

    99 Spitfire at Garden of the Gods - CaptainWhirlwind

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    100 Wanna Play? - CaptainWhirlwind

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