I am a lifelong resident of Colorado. I share a home with my husband, 2 dogs and three horses. My main passions are photography, the outdoors and animals of all varieties. Living amidst the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains and experiencing the appealing blend of Western cultures found in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, my photos inevitably reflect my deep love for the Western legacy and natural landscape that are so characteristic of the region.

Horses have always occupied a special place in my heart. As a child, I surrounded myself with horse-themed books, toys, and pictures. I spent a great deal of time at a local ranch with horses for rent. As a teen, I was presented with a horse of my own, and I’ve always had one (or more) since. Eventually, I combined my interests and developed a web site devoted to equine and western lifestyle photography with a specialty in wild horse images. I also sell prints and canvases in support of efforts to preserve our magnificent living legends.

You can reach me via e-mail at: info@NickolesPhotography.com

Winter wild horse photography at the Adobe Town HMA

My Mustang El Corazon (Cory). He's my rainbow, my healer, my gift.

My Mustang, El Corazon (Cory). He’s my rainbow, my healer, my gift.

Our Border Collie/Aussie, Malakai. He loves to go anywhere with us and he’s a great little traveler/companion. πŸ™‚

Our little Border Collie rescue, Journey. He’s such a sweet, funny and smart little guy and he loves his adventures in the wild horse range.

12 Responses to “A Brief Note”

  1. Dave Eddy Says:

    Howdy Pam,
    Just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed the images.. Perhaps one day I’ll be in a position to adopt a wild horse.. Not quite ready for that just yet though. But the pictures are spectacular.. Thank you for allowing me to share in them.. Sincerely, Dave Eddy.

  2. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Dave and for the kind words about the images. The subject matter makes it easy. πŸ™‚

  3. Pam, your work is awesome and i would love to feature your photos and bio in an issue of trueCOWBOYmagazine. http://www.truecowboymagazine.com
    next issue is september 7 and deadline is August 30…8-12 photos without copyright, which i will include at end of photo exhibit…and your contact info…along with a brief bio of yourself and your mission.
    visit http://www.truecowboymagazine.com and the archives to see format and mission of the digital magazine
    Vivo Los Mustangs!
    818 642 4764

  4. Deby Zimmerman Says:

    Pam, your work reflects your love, thank you so much for sharing!! Words can’t compare to your images of all the animals, so suffice it to say that they all leave one on the speechless side of AWE….. I have to ask you, When you were at the Baggs area photographing, did you ever come across a small band of maybe 4 mares and a stunning sorrel stallion? One mare was pure white with a black mane and tail…because of her I can’t remember the others, only the stallion and two junior colts. They were SO fabulous and I have video of them, no stills, and they allowed me to be near and take their photos. That white mare stayed to the far outside and was very nervous, but it was a moment that will forever remind me how lucky I was that they gave me the chance to be near them.

    Again, Thanks!!

  5. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Deby – thanks so much for your kind comments. πŸ™‚ As for the Adobe Town horses, I don’t recall a band like you’ve described. I’d love to see a video clip of them though. It is always a privilege when the wild horses allow you to observe. It sounds like you truly enjoyed your experience with them. There’s nothing like sharing their lives in their world.

  6. Anne Says:

    Thank you for the photographs; cool pix of the 3 dogs; and the horses of course! lol ! good work!
    without the photos and humane observors; there would not be any recourse for the wild horses;
    only by testimony will be persuade Congress to:

    Stop the Wild Horse Roundups;”too unfair to the horses ! a. ps how did u get them to hold the dish

  7. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Anne – thank you for your comments. I’m happy to see that you have an appreciation for the wild horses. They certainly need our support.

    As for the photo of the horses and the bucket, it’s a horsey game that our horses play all the time together. Very entertaining. Here’s a post I wrote about it: https://nickolesphotography.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/horse-antics/

  8. mary agarwal Says:

    Fabulous images!!

  9. Lethie Says:

    Came across your work from the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses face book page. Love your photography. I use to be into photography as a hobby. Loved being in the dark room printing black and white photos. Had to give it up due to medical issues. I am also a animal lover, especially horses. I also have a wild feral cat of 13 years. Horses and photography, the best of both worlds. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your passion.

  10. Jennifer Delmage Says:

    Hello I was wondering how long you have been photographing in the divide basin area? I just recently purchased a mustang who belonged to the Divide Basin HMA back in 2003 and was wondering if anyone knows anything about the herd she belonged to. She was captured as a 6month old in Oct of 2003. If you could point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it! jenni_48460@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!!!

  11. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Jennifer – I don’t know of anyone that has been photographing in the Divide Basin since 2003. I’m sorry I couldn’t help you. What a lucky Mustang though. πŸ˜‰

  12. Andree Germany Says:

    So wonderful, love all the photographs, we are fighting to save our wild horse here on the mountain. Look me up on fb to see them . Thanks so much.

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