wildlife photography portfolio includes the Przewalskii Horse
in the family, Equidae. Przewalskii Wiki Przewalski's Horse, Equus przewalskii
or Equus ferus przewalskii
, is a rare and endangered horse native to central Asia's steppes. They are also called the Takhi, Mongolian Wild Horse, or Dzungarian Horse.
At one time extinct in the wild, it has been reintroduced to its native habitat since the 1990s in Mongolia at the Khustain Nuruu National Park, Takhin Tal Nature Reserve, and Khomiin Tal. The taxonomic position is still debated, with some taxonomists treating Przewalski's horse as a species, E. przewalskii
, others as a subspecies of Wild Horse (E. ferus przewalskii
) or a feral variety of the domesticated horse (E. f. caballus
). It is named after the Russian geographer and explorer Nikołaj Przewalski.
Most wild horses today, such as the American Mustang or the Australian Brumby, are actually feral horses descended from domesticated animals that escaped and adapted to life in the wild. Przewalski's horse has long been considered the only 'true' extant wild horse left, never having been domesticated. However, a 2018 DNA study suggested that modern Przewalski's horses may descend from the domestic horses of the Botai culture. Photography Workshops and Tours
Jeff leads photography workshops and tours around the world. If you'd like to learn more about his nature and wildlife photography workshops, visit his website at www.wildlifeworkshops.com