Normally, we are busy photographing Cincinnati weddings and being graphic designers. This week, we ventured out to the Virginia Range in the northwestern side of Nevada. Not far from Lake Tahoe, the rolling hills and mountains in this area provide stunning scenery on all sides. But what is truly unique about this area is that it is home to the largest population of wild horses in the United States.
Originally dubbed “Annie’s Horses” – the thousands-deep horse herd started hanging around the mountains around the 1950s and remains a political and personal discussion today among current residents. When speaking with locals, many joked that the wild mustangs showed up on their porches on a regular basis. Signs are frequent in the area to drive carefully, as herds will regularly be grazing very close to the highways. It is clear that the town loves their wild horses and hopes they stick around.
We found several small herds and while trying not to disturb them, captured their beauty perfectly. Many were disguised by resting among the weeds and rose up on all sides, upon hearing the clicks of the cameras. What do you think of these majestic creatures?
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