Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic Magazine: Mustangs Run On BLM Desert In Nevada

Wild horse hooves run over remote camera in the American West

Wild horses thunder across parched desert wilderness in the Jackson Mountains. Dust kicks up as their hooves pound the scorched, barren rangelands. Horses are prey animals with a well-developed fight or flight instinct. Their first response to a threat is to flee. A mythic symbol of freedom, mustang herds roam on public lands, but half of the 35,000 wild horses are in Nevada.

Photograph was published in National Geographic magazine for a story on mustangs.

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