HARLAN, IOWA--A photo of a cowboy herding cattle in the Bear Paw Mountains by Montana photographer Todd Klassy won the 2016 Country Magazine's Country Life photo contest.
The photo, called Braving the Rain, shows Lael Barnett, of Havre, Montana working on the Hofeldt Ranch outside of Lloyd, Montana. Lael is riding his horse Maddie, and with the help of his dog Screech they were moving cattle along Hungry Hollow Road when the skies opened up and dumped sheets of rain.
Earlier the same photograph was awarded the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) DeLaval Star Prize for Photography at a ceremony in Bonn, Germany. It was the first time in more than 12 years an American won the contest. The photo has also been published in numerous magazines and even published by National Geographic.
Country magazine is considered one the most prestigious photo contests for rural lifestyle photographers in America. Klassy said he considers it an honor to...