Assateague Ponies Appear on 2016 Postage Stamp Photo US Postal Service 

Assateague Ponies Appear on 2016 Postage Stamp

A tranquil scene featuring Assateague Island ponies is slated to appear on a 2016 U.S. Postal Service stamp. It is one of 16 images celebrating the National Park Services’ Centennial.
The image of two wild ponies grazing in the saltwater marsh will be used to create a Forever Stamp released this summer. Tim Fitzharris, of Arkansas, captured the image of the ponies that the postal service is making into a stamp.
Assateague is a 37-mile long barrier island located off the Delmarva Peninsula. The ponies are well-adapted, according to experts. Marsh and sand dune grasses, bayberry twigs, and persimmons supply the bulk of their food.
Assateague Island National Seashore has more than 300 wild ponies in Maryland and Virginia.