16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Back To Basic Scents

Horses choose to roll around in the dirt for a couple of reasons. Here, a horse has just finished a lesson with a rider on his back. Horses (and some other animals) wish to remove the (strange) human scent after contact in order to return to their herd.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2018
Photo Location: landover, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3200
Copyright: © Kamilah Carlisle