Ranching in the United States can trace its origins back to the Moors in Africa, and from there to the Iberian Peninsula. In the 16th century, the Spanish drove cattle from Mexico into Baja California and from there to Alto California (now the U.S.) as well as into what is now New Mexico in 1598.
In mid-March, I traveled with a group of people to a part of Baja California that is so remote that people there still ranch in the same way as they did when the Spanish came through the region.
Over one week, we rode mules through some amazing country. We visited a number of ranches, and I shot both still images and video interviews with a number of the vaqueros (cowboys), who clearly love their land and their traditions.
A truly extraordinary experience, and I'm indebted to Rick Knight, one of the advisors on this project, for inviting me on this trip.