18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
11 Bar 1 Branding

Brandings happen all across the West in the Spring, where family and friends gather to help brand, tag, vaccinate, and sometimes castrate new calves. While working as wranglers at a guest ranch, my husband and I got to know some of the locals and were lucky enough to be invited to a few of these brandings. Here, my husband holds a calf as one of the ranch owners brands it with a hot iron

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Shell, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5DS
Copyright: © Lauren Summers