This is the amazing moment a herd of wild horses encouraged by lockdown that has limited the numbers of tourists on the beach was filmed entering the Black Sea for a swim.
The images were captured at Perisor beach and posted on social media page EforieOnline.
Perisor Beach is a beach located in the Danube Delta, in south-eastern Romania.
It is located between two strictly protected areas, to the south by the strictly protected area Periteasca-Leahova, and to the north by the strictly protected area Sacalin-Zatoane.
The footage was filmed by local man Ionut Anghel who said: “I made the video on 3 October, I was on a trip on the Danube Delta canals. Our boatman told us that he had never seen wild horses there. He said you only see something like that once in a lifetime “.
He added: “There were eight of us on the boat. The wild horses simply passed in front of us. He said it was so unusual that it was also the first time that he had ever seen it.”
Horbovanu Ghiorghe, a netizen, commented on the video: “the images are beautiful, they take us out of the wildness of everyday life”.
Floris Linux, another netizen, said: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it: The beauty of the sea associated with the beauty of the horses … it’s Something Unique … it’s Art.”
The Danube Delta is the second largest river delta in Europe, after the Volga Delta, and, according to UNESCO, is the best preserved on the continent.
According to Stefan Raileanu, from the National Research and Development Institute on the Danube Delta, they were originally dometicated.
He said: “‘They are the descendants of horses released in the 1980s from a zootechnical farm. Following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, the communist authorities ordered the shooting of horses in order to prevent the spread of the disease. Some were shot; then the head of the farm took pity on them and released the rest. After 40 years, the horses have multiplied a lot.”
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