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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Bestas

Edited photographer caption: Taking place every year across Galicia, Rapa das Bestas, or "Shearing of the Beasts," involves cutting the manes of semi-feral horses that live in the mountains. Horses are rounded up into enclosures called curros, foals are branded and the adults groomed before being freed. The best known is the Rapa das Bestas of Sabucedo, which occurs on the first weekend in July.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: Spain
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Javier Arcenillas
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Photo of the Day: 09.20.16
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