13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Lead Mare

The wild horse bands that do best have at least one older mare to guide the other horses. In this case, Seneca and another mare lead the band across a creek, but the younger mares were unable to figure out how to cross. So the mares could be together, Seneca crossed the creek again and stood with Nova and Kitalpha.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Lovell, Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: PENTAX K100D
Copyright: © Livi Martin