Mustangs | Spirit of the Shrinking West, National Geographic Magazine: Wild Horses Run On Nevada Desert Landscape

Five horses follow a dusty trail galloping across sagebrush and dirt.

Wild horses create a cloud of dust as they run across dry, sagebrush-covered land. Trails mark paths the horses follow in their trek through the barren desert of the Jackson Mountains searching for water and food.

Nearly half the wild horses in the U.S. live in Nevada where they compete for food, water and territory with cattle, other wildlife, and oil gas and mineral exploration. Drought and wild land fire place greater pressures on the scrappy herd that survives on little to nothing.

Photograph was published in article on Wild Horses in National Geographic magazine.

 

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