Equine Photography Master: Artist Captures What Horses Look Like from Underneath

Posted by Paige Cerulli
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All images: Underlook/Facebook

Usually when you're seeing the underside of a horse, you've fallen off. Unless you're looking at images from the greatest equine photography project ever.

When you're an equine photographer, it can be a challenge to find a new way to capture horses. Sure, you can develop unique editing styles and take photos from different angles. Maybe you develop a theme with your work, or take on special projects. But animal photographer Andrius Burba went above and beyond with his latest photos, amounting to what may be the greatest equine photography project ever.

You see, Burba decided to try his hand at photographing animals from a very unique angle - from underneath them. His Under-Dogs, Under-Cats, and Under-Rabbits projects are captivating; when else do we see animals from this view? But Burba, always being up for a challenge, wanted to take things one step further. He wanted to complete an Under-Horse series.

How do you photograph horses from directly underneath them? You find some really, really strong glass and you come up with a plan.

This video shows exactly how Burba captured these amazing shots during this once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot.

That's right, Burba dug a pit in a pasture, created a brace for the walls, and covered the pit with super-strong, extra-thick glass. The horses were outfitted with rubber hoof boots to keep them from slipping, and handlers above the ground asked the trained horses for a variety of poses.

The shoot wasn't without its challenges. Because of the temperature difference between the pit and the air above the ground, the glass misted up. And the crew had to deal with a rainy day. But nothing great ever comes without a challenge, and Burba persisted. And the results? Well, let's just say this equine photography project was a success.

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These are just a few shots from the photography project; you can see the rest on Burba's website. Please be sure to also follow Burba on Facebook for more updates on his incredible work.

How incredible is this project? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

All images: Underlook/Facebook

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