May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015

Kids in the Field

Photograph by Jawed Alam, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Jawed Alam was passing through a village near the Purulia district of West Bengal, India, when he saw a boy with a goat kid standing in a field of wildflowers. Alam saw the perfect frame in the background of colorful flowers, the boy’s yellow T-shirt, and the black goat. “I quickly adjusted my camera setting and started clicking pictures,” he writes.

Alam’s image was recently featured in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community. Check out the new book Getting Your Shot for more photos, plus tips and creative insights from Nat Geo experts.

Editor's Note, May 27, 2015: The title and caption have been updated to correctly identify the animal in the photograph.
16 comments
Melinka Moonbeam
Melinka Moonbeam

Nice Picture, and unlike others who are pointing out the wrong names or descriptions I am captured by the obvious infected wound on the child's right elbow/forearm area and the single long fingernail on the middle finger left hand.  I wonder what journey this persons life brings them on and the hardships it brings with it.

Thank you for sharing

Alexa Keefe
Alexa Keefe

Thank you, everyone, for your comments.  We have updated the title and caption.

Craig Leigh
Craig Leigh

I find no complaint in this click.  The colors are magnificent.  the perspective compelling. 

Elizabeth Huwe
Elizabeth Huwe

Aside from all the other ways that is so obviously not a calf.... it's also got rectangular pupils. That's either a young goat or a very black sheep. Bovines have circular pupils.

Balasubramanya Avadhani
Balasubramanya Avadhani

That is a kid not a calf. A calf will not be so small that the boy can carry the way he is holding..  NG expected you to be more careful on what you post specifically with animals and their baby names....


Padmavati Majhi
Padmavati Majhi

The animal isn't a calf but a goat kid and those aren't wildflowers but fruits of gongura plant which are quite common in this part of India.

Janos Illes
Janos Illes

One of the best picture I've ever seen about the truth. I am not a photographer but In my opinion is : 

Maybe this is dramatic result as the others said but this is the really really truth. Because most of the humans are forget their ourself inside, they forget where are they from and unfortunately most of the humans are going to be very near to the animal ourself more then our natural ourself. Which is sad. Thats why, the people could said : dramatic result. Maybe it is, but the photographer had a perfect eye and intuition to make this shot. 

This is really really fantastic shot, I would call this picture : "The truth of the 21st.century"

Won't be surprise if this picture going to be a winner somewhere :) 


joan knapp
joan knapp

The 'wildflowers' in the background are actually the seedpods of the Rosella plant, Hibiscus sabdariffa.

The red calyxes, which cover the seedpod itself, can be used to make jam; it's delicious

Kala McCay
Kala McCay

That is not a calf, but a goat kid (a cow calf would be roughly triple or quadruple the size). The colors are great however, as is the moment itself.

Olag Miuda Miuda
Olag Miuda Miuda

Muito bem. Belo enquadramento. Excelentes cores. muito criativa.

Ana Tamule
Ana Tamule

... wrong result. Dramatic picture.

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

Nice subjects, excellent colors and good shooting but - I think - wrong result.

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