March 28, 2011
Sheep and Goats, Timbuktu
Photograph by Brent Stirton, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
After a day of grazing in the surrounding desert, a herd of sheep and goats follow their owner to his home on the edge of Timbuktu. Founded by Tuareg herders, Timbuktu still counts the livestock trade among its primary sources of income.
See more photographs from the January 2011 feature story "The Telltale Scribes of Timbuktu."