Photo of the Day

June 29, 2017

Portrait of a Pony

In Virginia's Grayson Highlands State Park, a herd of wild ponies roams free. Visitors to the park, which provides access to the Appalachian Trail, are forbidden from touching or approaching the ponies. Once a year, a local association rounds up the ponies to assess their health, using salt licks instead of lassoes to lure them in. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Adam Welch, National Geographic Your Shot

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