Wild Brumbies Free to Roam but at What Cost?

The controversial plan to cull 90% of Australia's Wild Brumby population in the Snowy Mountains has been abandoned to the relief of many.  Conservationists and scientists, however, suggest that these Brumbies are endangering more than 20 plant species and numerous animal species.  Hopefully there will be a concerted effort to relocate the Brumbies from particularly environmentally sensitive areas.  

Despite one's views on the emotive topic, there is no doubt they are beautiful to watch in the wild, and I have been lucky to capture them on camera while snowshoeing in the backcountry.

 Brumbies in the Snowy Mountains @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Brumbies in the Snowy Mountains @ Pamela Pauline Photography

 Against the Wind @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Against the Wind @ Pamela Pauline Photography

 Freedom @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Freedom @ Pamela Pauline Photography