May 6, 2014

Peter Out

Photograph by Kyle Behrend, National Geographic Your Shot

Rescued sheep Peter relaxes in the afternoon sun at Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary in Australia. "I'm very lucky to work at this sanctuary, which is home to over 300 rescued farm animals," says Your Shot contributor Kyle Behrend.

"I've recently been inspired by backlit images and had to try it for myself, so I waited for the sun to start setting and ran down to the sheep in the back paddock to try to capture this moment. When I arrived there were thousands of insects flying around in the sky, and I worried they were going to ruin the shot, but after a quick test I was amazed at how they caught the light and created these beautiful pockets of light throughout the photo. I squatted down and positioned myself slightly off from the sun and waited until the curious Peter Sheep wandered over to take a look. And as a result I was able to capture this beautiful image."

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39 comments
Astrid G.
Astrid G.

The bond of nature. Beautiful!

Susan Hrdlicka
Susan Hrdlicka

The light highlights every nuance in the pasture. Very nice. Gotta love Peter!

Shannon T
Shannon T

The bugs are like fairies dancing around the sheep. Lovely.

jj Fatemi
jj Fatemi

hi every one, how can i download the photo? can i?


Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Baa-baa, said this beautiful sheep, and its a wonderful shot of it  with those insects all 'round, and the grasses that includes, the soft tones make the picture so very pretty. A handsome animal indeed.  j.e.s........

Sharon Smith
Sharon Smith

Great shot!  God bless you for wanting and helping to care for animals who need help.

Kenza Karmil
Kenza Karmil

Looking at this magnificent sheep made me happy ! thank you for the picture

Janice H.
Janice H.

Absolutely wonderful, poignant and precious!      Marvelous shot of complete beauty and innocence.

Falitsa Mandraka
Falitsa Mandraka

I felt good looking to this peaceful photo - to know Peter was rescued :-)

pala lechat
pala lechat

Peter the Sheep, Superstar! Very pretty twinkling in the glorious sunlight.

deborah silber
deborah silber

Wallpaper for today...love this picture.  Thank you.

Patricia Monson
Patricia Monson

Color is beautiful. Mostly, I feel a connection to this magnificent animal. Thank you for sharing!

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

Sure it is beautiful. And deliberate. Excellent image.

Mandie McCartney
Mandie McCartney

@jj Fatemi  if you right click your mouse or laptop fingerpad, you will see a list of options, scroll down to 'save image as...' & then once the save box pops up, choose from the left hand menu where you would like to save. I have a 'wallpaper' folder in 'My Pictures'...hope this helps

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