Semi-wild horses in Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, UK in summer 2021 – by Jake Lee-Savage

“Recorded only recently after the last lockdown ended on a baking hot summer’s day at Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, crouching behind the cow parsley with flies buzzing lazily around me. Listening to the sound of the wild horses hooves rumble across the plains, and the foals knicker and squeak at their mothers, I was moved by the profound sense of freedom embodied by the herd, laying in stark contrast to the restrictiveness of life as a human prior to the lockdown lifting, creating a sense of hope within me the longer I listened; a sense of hope for the future.”