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Wild horses frolic and fight in the Alberta snow

It's not easy to get close enough to get great shots of wild horses, but Alberta photographer Rick Price has the knack.

Photographer Rick Price snapped these shots near Rocky Mountain House

Wild horses near Rocky Mountain House put on quite the show for one Alberta photographer. (Rick Price Photography)

It's not easy to get close enough to get great shots of wild horses.

But Alberta photographer Rick Price has the knack.

(Rick Price Photography)

Price got these shots over the last few weeks at his secret spot about 100 kilometres southwest of Rocky Mountain House, Alta.

(Rick Price Photography)

It takes patience, though. "Sometimes after a few hours they will come over as close as 30 to 40 feet," Price told CBC News.

(Rick Price Photography)

And some don't seem to have a care in the world.

(Rick Price Photography)

Every few hours the horses get worked up and start to fight, Price says.

(Rick Price Photography)

"It's very much like the entrance door to any self-respecting cowboy bar on an average Saturday night."

(Rick Price Photography)

And then they kiss and make up. 

(Rick Price Photography)
(Rick Price Photography)

"Many herds of wildies just never get used to people and they run away," Price said.

(Rick Price Photography)

"These horses … are habituated to people, but always keep their distance and an eye on me. But they stick around."

(Rick Price Photography)