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This is What Horses Look Like from Below

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Everyone knows what a horse looks like, but have you ever looked up at a horse from below? Photographer Andrius Burba wants to show you what this unusual perspective looks like through his latest project, titled Under-Horse.

The Lithuanian photographer had previously done a similar concept with cats, titled Under-Cats, but as you might expect, photographing horses in this manner requires a lot more planning (two months of it), work, and coordination (over 40 people were involved).

“It’s the most difficult photo shoot I’ve ever had,” Burba says. His makeshift photo studio was created by digging a large hold 3 meters (nearly 10 feet) into the ground.

He then placed his camera in the hole and covered it with a giant 400kg (~900lb), 3×1.75m (9.8×5.7ft) pane of ultra-strong glass.

The 600kg (~1,300lb) horses were wearing custom rubber horseshoes to prevent scratching on the glass.

Equipment-wise, Burba used a Nikon D810, Nikon 35mm f/1.4, and 4 Profoto Prohead Plus flashes. Here are more of the photos Burba made:

Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing how the project was done:

You can find more of Burba’s work on his website and Facebook. You can also purchase limited edition prints of these photos here.

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