#WhyCV Photographer Spotlight: Troy Wright

“I love our wild horses here in Nevada and hope that my photography may help with public awareness toward preventing their plight of being removed from our ranges.” 

Each month in 2020 we shine a spotlight on a local photographer, and explore the intricacies of the world through their lens. In September, we highlight US Air Force veteran Troy Wright. After 27 years as a deputy sheriff at Lake Tahoe, Troy celebrated retirement by buying a camera allowing us all to reap the benefits of his new hobby. 

As you scroll through the images below, you can see he has a love for the wild horses of Nevada. “I grew up on a large ranch in Ione California with horses. My high school sports teams were called the Mustangs. I was an extra in the movie, The Mustang. I love our wild horses here in Nevada and hope that my photography may help with public awareness toward their plight, preventing their removal from our ranges.” 

Follow Troy’s stories about the wild horses, and the landscapes he captures, on social media, or on his fine art website

Dancing in the desert. Blue and Duke with an awesome display of power. Wild Stallions, Carson Valley Nevada.
troy wright full moon horses
Moonrise with a Nevada Wild Mustang family.
troy wright horse battle
Wild horses doing battle.
dangberg ranch garden
Gertrude’s Garden, at Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.
troy wright snow mountains
Blanket of snow covering Jobs Peak.
troy right fall river
Fall along the Carson River, near Woodfords, CA.
troy wright sunset wild horses
Sunset on the Pine Nut Range.
troy wright lake tahoe
Breath of fresh air, winter at Lake Tahoe.
troy wright Sunset at Lake Tahoe
Sunset at Lake Tahoe.
Troy Wright Sunset in Oceanside
Sunset in Oceanside.

Love seeing the story behind the photos?  Check out our previous Photographer Spotlight series here. 

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