In the midst of the northwest Atlantic Ocean, 300 km from the maritime city of Halifax, sits an exposed and once-expansive sandy plain called Sable Island.
Despite its location it is a haven for wildlife. From early December through to late January, the island’s shores support the world’s largest single grey seal colony. The Ipswich sparrow breeds almost exclusively here, and many other birds come here to rest and breed. The resilient character of the island is wholly exemplified in the spirited Sable Island horse that has existed on the island for several centuries.
I hope some of the images here allow you to appreciate this remarkable place in the same way I do.
The Sable Island Open Edition collection features original photography by Damian Lidgard, including the Wild Horses of Sable Island, seals, birds, landscapes, and seascapes.
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The images of Lidgard Photography were taken over a number of years from Sable Island, Nova Scotia, as well as other locations within Atlantic Canada. These fine-art prints are printed with acid-free mat and foamcore backing, ready for framing, and sealed in an acid-free polythene bag.