21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wild horses on the beach with their bird friends

In this photo, a group of wild horses are standing on the beach at Assateague Island National Seashore around sunrise. The horses are surrounded by small shorebirds - with one bird even perched on the horses's back. One horse is flicking the mosquitoes away with his tail.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Ocean City, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 6
Copyright: © Karin Fleming