October 24, 2011

Horse, California

Photograph by Roxi Mueller, My Shot

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In the blink of this horse’s eye, the blue sky becomes a counterpoint to its stare. Early horses arose in North America some five million years ago, only to die out and be introduced, in domesticated form, by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in 1519.

(From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

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