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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Wild, But Now Free

Wild mustangs have been part of the American western landscape for generations. To maintain herd levels and to limit grazing on farm land, the Bureau of Land Management rounds up these beautiful horses and sells them. Return to Freedom is an organization in California that saves these horses and brings them to their own property to live out the rest of their lives. This is a herd at the Return to Freedom San Luis Obispo mountain top location.

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Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: L1D-20c
Copyright: © Matt Dusig