The Phoenix Collection is now featuring fine art photography by Xavier Ortega. His work is fabulous as you can see. Xavier Ortega‘s website is a real treat if you love animals and appreciate the art of photography. Our current header is “The Beautiful Five.” The Camargue horse is an ancient breed of horse indigenous to the Camargue area in southern France. Its origins remain relatively unknown, although it is generally considered one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. A herd of white Camargue horses galloping through the river in the effervescent, blue-sky day made for some stunning photos from Barcelona-based photographer Xavier Oretga. The Spanish fine art photographer travelled hundreds of miles to capture this magical moment of the rare animals racing wildly through the water. Rushing along the remote landscape, the surf is kicked up and the animals’ movements blurred, as they are permitted to run free outside of their ranches along the Rhone River, near Arles, France.