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Assateague Island

Assateague Island, located in Maryland just South of Ocean City, is known for its population of wild ponies. Assateague wild ponies have roamed the beaches, pine forest, and salt marsh of Assateague Island since the 1600's. Assateague Island National Seashore has a combined total of over 300 wild ponies in Maryland and the next island to the South, Chincoteague, Virginia. To control the population there is a roundup every July where some of the herd is sold.


wild Ponies Entering the Water Affection wild poinies at Assateague Pony Near the dunes Grazing Near the Beach

Head and Shoulders Eye of the Pony Grazing

The MArsh at Sunset Sunset Over the Marsh Sunset at Assateague THE MArsh at DUsk

Willett in Flight Blur Willet with Crab Willet with Crab for Dinner Willet with Dinner Willet in the Surf 

Willett Landing in the Surf Willett Mating Behavior Willett with Food Willet Swallowing Crab Willett with Worm

Sika Deer Buck Sika Deer Full moon Riising

Great Black-backed Gull on Fence Glossy Ibis in Beeding Plummage



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