14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
An Assateague Wild Horse Grazing in the Marsh

The wild horses of Assateague Island National Seashore are likely descendants of domesticated horses owned by local settlers in the late 17th century. The horses can be seen throughout the park, even on the public beaches, mingling with visitors.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Berlin, Maryland, United States of America
Copyright: © Christopher Shreves