June 30, 2013

Cow, Romania

Photograph by Guy Cohen, National Geographic Your Shot

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This picture was taken in a small village in central Romania. It was the end of the day and we had a short time to wander around the streets to find interesting people for portrait shoots. Suddenly we heard some bells ringing from the end of the street, and we saw a big herd of cows walking toward us. The herd had just come back from the fields outside town to go back to the cowshed in the village. I saw that one cow was about to cross the local bar and I ran fast to catch it. I finished the visit in the village without any portrait shoots, but I was lucky to get this single special moment.

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20 comments
Mary Brumley
Mary Brumley

This makes me giggle!

It looks like the cow is headed to the bar for a drink after a hard day in the fields...

Nicole Medici
Nicole Medici

This looks like the beginning of a bad joke. "A cow walks into a bar..." ;)

P. Vlad
P. Vlad

was so surprised to bump over a pic done in Romania on Nat geo=d that`s definetly the common evening in a romanian village

Vahan Hovhannisyan
Vahan Hovhannisyan

The cow , bicycle and the bar have nothing common in an ideal world. But this photo rocks!

Landscape Photography Shop
Landscape Photography Shop

What a great picture Guy! A cow, a bike and a bar, three things you don't really associate with each other. Right place at right time for a odd picture. I love it! :)

Samin Rumpai
Samin Rumpai

I do not really know about the art of photography but I think this photo, very artistic placement of the camera with a very precise moment that could take a picture when the animals running in front of a building that contained the bike, plus another with a very classic color that makes people like me who do not really know the art of photography could capture the artistic value of the photo.

those who make this picture, I am very proud of you.

Narges Shahidi
Narges Shahidi

The window is a little strange for me. anyway, I like to focus on every part of this picture and enjoy every details. 

J'on Doe
J'on Doe

So, did you hear the one about a cow that walks into a bar?

John Korvell
John Korvell

Nice photo visually and technically (B&W). !

orange Doctor
orange Doctor

i like it as usual.thank u great shot.thx national geo

Leslie Burrow
Leslie Burrow

Very good pic. It shows the some of the village life in a foreign country.

Amy Adams
Amy Adams

I love this shot! Especially how the cow is in alignment with the bike!

Georgiana Moldovan
Georgiana Moldovan

Beautiful ! And this is a young nice cow. I'm curious in what village was taken this photo....I'm from Romania, maybe i know that place...

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