Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic Magazine: Wildlife Survival Issues Of Starving Horses Grazing on Industrial Site

Horses are down to skin and bones as they find a few dry grasses to eat in an abandoned industrial location in Nevada.

Hungry wild horses forage at an abandoned industrial site a few miles east of Reno, Nevada. Mustangs are protected by law and are assigned herd management areas. Increased pressures on public lands make the American West more fenced and water and food sources even more rare. Wild horses can be found in desolate places like this, just trying to survive.

Photograph was featured in the National Geographic magazine story on Wild Horses.

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