Arizona, Herding, Southwest USA, Watching, Western USA
Sedona, Arizona, USA - May 11, 2013: A lone cowboy stands amid the dust watching cattle in the corral in the rural desert community of Pine Valley just outside Sedona, Arizona. His job is to pull a steer to the ground and immobilize it after a horseman ropes it. This allows the rancher to impart his brand with a hot iron. These cattle were also neutered and vaccinated. The strenuous work kicks up clouds of dust and leaves participants bloodied, dirty and exhausted.