Waiting in the late afternoon sun, this group of Corriedale, (crossbreed of Merino and Lincon sheep) are ready to face the shears.
As they shelter under a fallen river gum branch, this group of Australian poll merino sheep invoked thoughts of "jumbucks" and a "jolly swagman", as depicted in Banjo Paterson's famous Waltzing Matilda bush ballad.
For these sheep, grazing in the warm evening sunlight on a pasture near a forested gully, life could not be much better in the Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia hinterland.
After an afternoon storm passes by, fading sunshine lights the hillside pastures and forests of the hinterland near Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia.
At the end of the day, two quarter horse mares graze peacefully with their young foals on the lush green pastures of the Hanging H Ranch near Paxton, Nebraska, USA.
A quaterhorse mare and her foal graze contentedly in a lush pasture on the Hanging H Ranch near Paxton, Nebraska, USA. Visit: http://www.hanginghranch.com
A contented herd of horses graze on pasture in the high country of Colorado, USA as cooler weather changes the leaves of Aspen Trees nearby to a deep glowing yellow.
These young Quater Horse colts jostle for attention at the barn gate on the Hanging H Ranch near Paxton, Nebraska, USA as the evening sun sets and lights up the clouds overhead. Visit: http://www.hanginghranch.com
After a day of frolicking in the fields, hese young Quater Horses restlessly await their usual bale of hay for their evening meal on the Hanging H Ranch near Paxton, Nebraska, USA. The setting sun casts a shadow of one horse on the barn wall. Visit: http://www.hanginghranch.com
Two young prime Angus breed bulls cast a curious and menacing eye toward the camera while they await the arrival of their meal of hay.
As the sun sinks below the horizon, grain storage silos stand in silhouette against a vivid evening sky near Paxton, Nebraska, USA.
Time and decay has taken its toll on this historic barn and stockyard, built with a slab-wood roof by a pioneer rancher in Evergreen, Colorado, USA. Sited on the edge of Troublesome Creek it sits alone, amidst various species of wet-land grasses and pasture where elk now graze in a nature reserve known as Elk Meadow Park.
Now discarded and decaying in a field, an old horse-drawn Surrey Cart gives a glimpse into the past and an appreciation of how tough and uncomfortable transportation was in earlier times.
An idle old windmill turns in the breeze on a Nebraska ranch in a field of native pasture grasses. No longer needed to provide water, it has become a relic of a bygone age.
A railway line cuts across a seemingly endless plain in farming country near Worland, Wyoming, USA. As heavy clouds gather in the distance, crops growing beside the railway catch a patch of passing sunshine.
As rain threatens to begin, the tranquil waters of this farm pond reflect heavy storm clouds and nearby Cottonwood trees. These trees had already lost their summer leaves but one group, still dressed in autumn colours, brightens the moody scene.
A stack of hay bales catches the afternoon light on a river flat near Saratoga, Wyoming, USA. The irrigated pasture cultivated on rich alluvial soils, contrasts with the harsh sagebrush covered high desert hills in the background.
Fields of Lucern, (Alfalfa), growing on irrigated river flats near Worland, Wyoming USA. Rolled bails from the last harvest await collection in the late afternoon sun as storm clouds build in the distant skies.