If not for the flip flops and what looks like a denim garment on the ground, this scene could have come straight out of biblical times and exemplifies why NatGeo is an outstanding world ambassador.
This breathtakingly picture is in Somaliland and today is our independence day 26 June 1960. We are not part of Somalia since 18 May 1991.
Thank you Caz Mc Morry. The bible and you have said it just right.A beautiful passage so fitting to the picture.j.e.s.......
Wow. Not a good way to start my praise of this pic but I'm not sure what else to say. Awesome is so, so used but hey, it is awesome. I love the color contrast, and how. The overall composition and clarity are superb. Thanks for sharing.
11 For thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd [k]cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered [l]sheep, so I will [m]care for My [n]sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day. 13 I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie down on good grazing ground and feed in[o]rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My flock and I will [p]lead them to rest,” declares the Lord God. 16 “I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick; Ezekiel from The Bible (Chapter 34)
I totally agree small farmers will be the wave of the future on how well we feed humanity! I grew some vegetables in my own little path but shared the bounty with others!
Pretty nasty looking skies making a backdrop to the rocks, greenery, and the young girl and her goats.The splash of blue in her clothes,makes for a really good picture well put together. j.e.s........
The stormy sky with the wind blowing hard against her body, really sets the mood for a sweet little girl surviving a hard life. She is running in flip flops and she looks just as agile as the goats. The goats look very young too and are probably raised for meat as well as milk.
I like it very much. Life in Sahel is really so difficult! But they try there to survive. Can´t we be surprised when more and more people will try to find their less hard life in Europe? What then?
Ivo Livansky CZ
@Caz McMorry The primary religion is Islam and most are Sunni. There are less than 1,000 Christians in the country. Not very likely the girl in this picture is a Christian.
@Caz McMorry this is a photography website not a church. this is not appropriate
@Shabbir Ahmad I like this picture, it reminds me of TV sets from the 1960s where there were a few props in the near-ground and a bad painting in the background were meant to represent a real outdoor setting.
The closed in feeling of the foreground really brings the picture into focus.
Just where do you think this picture belongs?
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