March 26, 2013

Kyrgyz Girls, Afghanistan

Photograph by Matthieu Paley, National Geographic

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After a hailstorm, nomadic Kyrgyz girls venture outside their mud hut beside the Aksu River in a remote part of Afghanistan. The nomads sometimes stop here for a few weeks between migratory seasons if grass for their herds is too scarce at the summer or winter camps.

See more pictures from the February 2013 feature story "Stranded on the Roof of the World."


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22 comments
Dee Johnson
Dee Johnson

Beautiful Women...Sparse Harsh Beauty....It Really Gets You Thinking about Exactly How You as an Individual Fits into Your World...Never Really Distracted Except By Photo's Such as These.

chinmaya panda
chinmaya panda

how u  focus the women...and background...so beauty

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CoShane Rich
CoShane Rich

I like how you got the background and the people in the photo

delbert knightman
delbert knightman

I like how you took the picture when the storm is in the background. awesome shot.

Quintino Raiderfan
Quintino Raiderfan

I like how the clouds are like ash from a vocanoe. I wonder how for do they go to get food?

Cason Purell
Cason Purell

I love the mountains in the background. Really nice shelter.

Kobe Johnson
Kobe Johnson

I like the back round how its all rainey

Tabitha Sage
Tabitha Sage

It looks like there is going to be a big rain storm. It would be hard to live there if I lived there.

corbin beast
corbin beast

I like that he got the picture when it was raining in the back and not were they are.  I like the mountains in the background also.

matthew s.
matthew s.

The storm in the background looks cool. If I was there I would be scared

Isaiah The Hottie
Isaiah The Hottie

I like how you can see the mountains in the bakcground. This must have been hard to find but it is a cool photo.

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

I enjoyed that he included the mountains in the background, it really made the photo amazing.

seth basketball
seth basketball

I like how you got where they live in the photo. are they the only people there.

Mallory K
Mallory K

I like how in the background you can see the snowy mountain. I love how the clouds are really dark purpple.

vasantray parmar
vasantray parmar

ખુલ્લા આસમાન નીચે,દુનિયાની તમામ ઝંઝટ થી અલિપ્ત,કુદરતના સાંનિધ્યમાં વિહરતું લોકજીવન....... 

Eduardo Alvarez Rios
Eduardo Alvarez Rios

El Río Aksu es un río de la provincia de Antalya, en Turquía que nace en los Montes Tauro; asimismo existe un río Aksu en China, el Sistema Aksu–Toshkan, pero hasta donde sé no hay ningún río con ese nombre en Afganistán; por otro lado algunos Kirguises nómadas se mudaron de su país Kirguistán hasta las Montañas Pamir en Afganistán debido al dominio del Imperio ruso, sin embargo fueron muy pocos; sería objetivo que describieran si son las montañas que se encuentran en el horizonte al fondo de la fotografía

Once again
Once again

I always liked people who live in the open wide land and the open sky.they are nice, calm and not demanding.

Gaurav Bhan Bhatnagar
Gaurav Bhan Bhatnagar

Great photograph... I wish I get a chance to discover such remote places on earth soon.. :)

Shabbir Ahmad
Shabbir Ahmad

Look at the clouds, there is a storm brewing.

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