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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Cow Pie Sunrise

In the West free range cattle are everywhere. Don’t make the mistake though of thinking that the word ‘free’ in that sentence implies that the cows are free for the taking, Oh No! In some places that might still get you hung as a cattle rustler. You’ll know you’ve found the place though, when you find all those cow pies. However the part I really like are the amazing places these cattle are allowed to roam. Much of it is like what you see in this image. The country is usually high in the mountains where the vistas are grand, the air is clean and the sunrises go on forever.

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Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Cedar City, Utah, United States of America
Copyright: © Rodney Lough Jr.