17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Icelandic horse

A curious Icelandic horse near Haukadalur, Iceland. Although the horses are small (pony-sized), most classifiers for the Icelandic still refer to it as a horse. Icelandic horses are long-lived and hardy. In Iceland, they have few diseases; Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country, and exported animals are not allowed to return. The breed is still used for traditional sheepherding work in its native country, as well as for leisure and racing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Haukadalur, Iceland
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Andrew Petlock