A viral photo of a wild horse wearing a surreal marking on her back is blowing people’s minds all over the internet. Even though at first sight it might look more like mythical character, the mustang named Cirrus is as real as breathing, and her amazing marking, too!
The images was taken back in 2018 by the American Wild Horse Campaign. Back then, a team from the organization was observing some wild horses on the fields of Burns, Oregon when a special marking horse caught their attention. The white marking on her back are perfectly shaping a horse giving the illusion of a horse within a horse.
When he sent us the photos we were awestruck,” Grace Kuhn at the American Wild Horse Campaign told The Dodo. “It was extraordinary to see the likeness of a horse on her neck. As she moved, the white markings of the horse moved with her, complete with a portion of white mane flying. It was something so beautiful and remarkable.”
The wild horses population has massively decreased over the last century. If once there were tens of thousands of mustangs that roamed the wild fields of Oregon, now only 4,500 of these majestic creatures remained in the wild.