Wild horses on Cincar mountain
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cincar is the mountain in the Dinaric massif located in the south-western part of Bosnia and Herzegovina between Livno and Glamoč. Its highest peak is 2006m high. At the southern foot of Cincar, at about 1,200 meters above sea level there is karst plateau Krug, overgrown with pastures. At this plateau, you may see herds of wild horses wandering around the mountain. Replacement of horses with mechanization in agricultural activities and large emigration almost fifty years ago are the main reasons why horses were left to survive alone in the mountains. Wild horses on Cincar are among the rare wild horses in Europe. They survive and find food alone, without help of people, even in the winter when they dig the grass under the snow. They survive winters together in a large herd, while the rest of the year they divide into smaller groups. Usually they are afraid of people, but sometimes they still approach and even pose for photos in exchange for few sugar cubes.
Copyright: Hrvoje Mikolčević
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14794x7397
Taken: 29/09/2013
Caricate: 30/09/2013
Aggiornato: 11/09/2014
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Tags: horses; wild; mountain; bosnia; nature; grass; pastures; cincar; livno
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