Foal's First Kiss from Mom

Little Raxi receives a kiss from his mother.

Little Raxi receives a kiss from his mother. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

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Morgunblaðið photographer Ragnar Axelsson, more commonly known as RAX or Raxi, arrived at the farm Árbæjarhjáleiga, near Hella, South Iceland, on Wednesday just in time to witness the mare Aldís foal a colt. He captured the first kiss the colt received from its mother in the picture above. Quite appropriately, the farmer, Kristinn Guðnason, decided to name the colt Raxi. Little Raxi is said to be of excellent lineage and expected to excel, Morgunblaðið reports.

An unidentified mare makes a face at the photographer.

An unidentified mare makes a face at the photographer. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

At the same farm, there are numerous signs that summer has arrived. Not only are foals running around, but also lambs and two kinds of kids: those of goats and people.

This foal does not venture far from its mother.

This foal does not venture far from its mother. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

Kristinn enjoys the goats and reports that raising goats is getting increasingly popular in Iceland. Goats are raised for their wool and their meat, but also for their milk.

Áslaug María watches a slightly smaller kid. Both are dressed ...

Áslaug María watches a slightly smaller kid. Both are dressed in wool. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

Vilhelm Bjartur shows his strength.

Vilhelm Bjartur shows his strength. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

Vilhelm Bjartur enjoys the goats on the farm.

Vilhelm Bjartur enjoys the goats on the farm. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

Trying to stand on its own feet.

Trying to stand on its own feet. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson






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