Argentinian native and local Aspen photographer Guadalupe Laiz actually feels most at home in the wild. As a lifelong world traveler, Laiz first explored Iceland in 2015 and was captured by the Nordic nation’s indigenous horses. She returned many times over five years on an extensive project to celebrate the pastoral beauty and pure grace of these magnificent animals in Iceland’s rugged, raw and often otherworldly terrain. The result is a series of exhibitions in Switzerland, France, Iceland and Aspen, complemented by a compilation of 300 of her favorite images in Horses of Iceland ($125, $195 for signed copy, teNeues Publishing). This coffee-table book also highlights fascinating historical facts about this notable breed of horse with captivating behind-the-scenes stories. “With a unique gentle spirit, acute intelligence, a sturdy muscular build and thick fur coats in a remarkable range of colors, the Icelandic horse is a special breed and beloved creature for the inhabitants of Iceland—and for horse lovers the world over,” says Laiz. Guadalupe Laiz Gallery, 306 S. Mill St.