A local artist and aerial photographer from Chincoteague Island Virginia has announced a new online photo gallery of the 2009 Chincoteague Pony Roundup.The online gallery includes aerial photographs of the 2009 Chincoteague Pony roundup as the ponies were moved down the coast of Assateague Island from the northern corral to the southern corral in preparation of the 2009 Chincoteague Pony Swim.
The 2009 roundup was the first time this famous event was captured by aerial photography. The pictures were taken after an extensive permitting process by the National Park Service and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
The wild ponies are the property of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company whose famous “saltwater cowboys” round up the horses annually during the Pony Penning on the last Wednesday and Thursday of July. The ponies swim across Assateague Channel at slack tide on Wednesday, then auctioned off on Thursday. This “pony swim” is the highlight of the summer season on Chincoteague Island.
Each image shown in the gallery is available as a high quality print. The photos are offered in a variety of sizes on high quality paper and permanent vibrant inks. Each print will be signed by the photographer and are certain to retain their value for many years to come. Highcamera Aerial Photographic Service offers these images as well as images for real estate, construction progress and advertising on demand.
Visit highcamera.com to view aerial photographs of the 2009 Chincoteague Pony Roundup.