The wild horses of Sable Island

Sable Island, Nova Scotia, is Canada's newest national park. It is a wild, remote place, 200 miles southeast of Halifax, and very few visitors ever get to see it. Living among the native wildlife, however, is a herd of 400 feral ponies, the ancestors of which are believed to have been abandoned there in the 18th century.

You can read more about the island and see Paul Illsley's excellent photographs of the horses by clicking on the image below.