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Wildlife of Dartmoor National Park: A Photo Essay

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Dartmoor

During my most recent trip to England, we ventured into Dartmoor National Park. For a landscape and animal lover, it was paradise. There are tons of sheep, Scottish highland cows (love these guys!), and wild ponies.

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The Scottish Highland Cow

I have a slight obsession with cows and the Scottish Highlands don’t disappoint.  They would hang out in the middle of the road or off to the side – allowing you to walk completely up to them and take as many photographs as you wished.  The only thing they weren’t going to do was move for you.

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Don’t Think I’ve Ever Met a Cow I Didn’t Love

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Mommas and Babies Everywhere!

There was a baby horse for just about every grown one. It was adorable to see all of them standing next to their mommies!

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Wild is a Relative Term Here

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All Lined Up

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The Ever Colorful Sheep of Dartmoor

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What a Handsome Boy

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Playful Sheep

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Observant Sheep

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Dartmoor is Home to so Many Wild Ponies

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The Most Outgoing Pony Coming to Say Hello

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Have you ever been to Dartmoor?  Which photo is your favorite?

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Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, veganism, mental health, and more. Passionate about animal rights, sustainable travel, and social impact, she seeks out ethical experiences whether at home or on the road. She shares these experiences on her website, wild-hearted.com.

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