The metal transfer process with different welding parameters in rotating arc narrow gap horizontal welding is successfully observed by the high-speed photography system. The effects of wire rotating frequency on metal transfer process in rotating arc narrow gap horizontal welding are novelly explored. The metal transfer with different wire rotating frequency presents different modes. The results indicate that the droplet transfer has stable process with the rotating frequency of 5-20 Hz. And the weld formation is quite shapely. But with the high rotating frequency of 50 Hz, the metal transfer process is not acceptable and the weld formation is very pool. Metal transfer process is one of the most important factors of effecting the weld formation in rotating arc horizontal welding process besides the molten pool behavior and welding thermal circles.