Perilous Ride to Herd Runaway Cattle

In a remote corner of Patagonia, Sebastián García Iglesias's family is about to sell its land. The bagualero, or cowboy, and his group take a last ride through the area to capture wayward livestock that have turned feral and dangerous. It's a late chapter in the story of how the bagualero way of life is yielding to tourism and new patterns of landownership in Patagonia.

Read more about Patagonia's cowboys online in National Geographic magazine.

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