A cowboy at the C-Diamond Ranch near Fort Pierre, South Dakota.
A horse and a dog on a ranch near a gas drilling area near Aztec, NM.
A rancher and his cattle among polluting gas drilling equipment near Aztec, NM.
A cowboy riding a bucking bronco during the Burwell Rodeo in Burwell, Nebraska.
Cowboys silhouetted in a glowing cloud of dust.
A cowboy is silhouetted against a colorful sky after a storm
A horse stands by a barbed wire fence in the sunset light.
A rancher on horseback in a the snow-blanketed Salmon Valley at dusk.
Trail riders make their way through the Kings Canyon National Park in the Sixty Lake Basin, California.
A horse ride through the trails of Kings Canyon National Park in the Sixty Lake Basin, California.
A river crossing in the Kings Canyon National Park in the Sixty Lake Basin, California.
A rancher takes a break during a day of branding on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.
A pantaniero (cowboy) herds cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.
Scenic from an Idaho ranch.
Scene from the wild horse races at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo in Burwell.
A Mennonite couple in a horse-drawn buggy near Partridge, KS.
A Mennonite man with a horse-drawn carriage near Partridge, KS.
A man on a horse is silhouetted against a looming stormy sky.
Early work by Joel Sartore.
Ranching on the upper Missouri River near the Charles M. Russell NWR in Montana.
Ranching on the upper Missouri River near the Charles M. Russell NWR in Montana
Cattle roam the scenic Charles M. Russel National Wildlife Refuge in Montana, along the Lewis and Clark route.
The scenic Blancett Ranch in the San Juan Basin near Aztec, New Mexico
Ranchers at Blancett Ranch move cattle around well pads created for coal bed mining activity.
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