Assateague Island National Seashore... / by Dave Hileman

... begins is southern Maryland slightly south of Ocean City and ends in Virginia near Chincoteague. It is one of my favorite places. Birds abound, more of those later, beautiful, wide beaches with just dunes in view and wild horses. Two distinct herds, one in Maryland and one in Virginia that was made famous by the book "Misty."

This mare is from the Maryland herd. The image was made at sunset in the sand almost at the north end of the island. Thanks to ranger Benjamin at the National Park visitor center for the head's up on her habits.