Green and Gold
Phillip Lee McGinnis and one of his horses in Sublette County, Wyoming.
Spring thaw in Sublette County, Wyoming.
Doc Foster Leads Them Out
Wyoming River Crossing
Phillip Lee McGinnis practices with his rope in front of the barn and tack room.
Days and Nights
Cowboying ain't easy. Early mornings and long nights are involved.
Field Portrait: Phillip Lee McGinnis
Raised in a small town in Illinois, Phillip Lee McGinnis grew up working for a horse trainer and knew early on he wanted to become a cowboy. After a tour of service in the United States Marine Corps, Phil spent time in Hawaii roping wild cattle and starting colts, then moved to Montana and lived in a wall tent working with cattle in an area where grizzly bears are a constant threat.
Lead Them Out
Doc Foster runs his horses through the wilds of Wyoming.
A wild mustang bucks, attempting to remove the cowboy on his back.
Field Portrait: Colt, with Iodine in Hand
Taken after the birth of a backwards-born calf.
Bear Protection and a Rodeo souvenir.
Snow flurries caused by hooves.
Field Portrait: Kevin Campbell
A third generation Wyoming rancher. His Grandfather settled in Sublette County in 1913.
Sublette County, Wyoming, is one of the last true preserves of cowboy culture. Known fondly as the Icebox of the Nation, due to some of the lowest year-round temperatures in the country, Sublette is the least-populated county in the least-populated state in the United States. For the last 125 years or so, there's been ranching and cowboying in this region.
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