19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
"Wild and Free"

Mustangs descended from horses lost over the past 500 years are wild and running free in the high desert of south west Utah. A dominate stallion leading a group of mares away from the rest of the herd. He will maintain a group of mares suitable for breeding ensuring his bloodline for generations.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: about an hour and a half southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
Copyright: © Randy Heaton