Ponies are re-released after their semi-annual medical check on Assateague Island off Virginia
A member of the "Saltwater Cowboys" holds the gate open to re-release ponies into the wild after the animals were rounded up for their semi-annual medical check-up on Assateague Island off the Virginia Coast October 26, 2013. The Assateague wild ponies, a huge draw for tourists, have roamed the beaches, pine forest, and salt marsh of Assateague Island since the 1600s. Assateague Island National Seashore has a combined total of over 300 wild ponies in Maryland and Virginia. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS TRAVEL SOCIETY)
Content available for editorial use, pre-approval required for all other uses.
Content may not be substantially altered without pre-approval from provider.
May not credit Reuters for commercial, political, or advertising usage.
Not available for distribution, sale, or license by Corbis' international representatives.
Reuters content is available for licensing to and for use by third parties in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Belgium only.
Uncompressed file sizes and pixel dimensions are approximate. Grayscale images are 1/3 the file size of RGB files. Files downloaded directly from the website are compressed JPEG format. You may request a TIFF file, if available, or a larger interpolated size for your output needs. Please contact Customer Service for associated production fees.