Unusual and excellent composition, its difficult to figure out where you were standing,while taking the shot.
nice shot, makes you feel like your really there, expereincing the cold and witnessing the scene. Awesome Shot Tariq
I feel like I can reach and touch the snow. It's a great picture. Thanks for taking me to a distant land.
Life's hardships captured beautifully.
Beauty comes in many forms.
The hardships and determinate nomad sprite ,is inspiring.
Beautiful composition! I'd said the timing was perfect!
As a high school student with a passion for photography Nat Geo is always inspirational!
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I know that reindeer eat lichens which I believe are on rocks? They also dig through snow with their noses and hooves to get at shoots and roots. The people, I presume, eat mainly lamb/mutton, with other dried meats, nuts, seeds and berries...?
More than commenting on the picture,I wondered what they, both humans and sheep have to eat over there. It is pretty desolate, very cold and seemingly lonely. Never the less, the shot is more than a very good one and the photographer to be congratulated on it. j.e.s.
Yes, a beautiful shot, but, where is your humanity? You say the nomad was frantically herding the sheep while you wait for the perfect shot. Had you thought of helping the poor man herd them and then get a shot? I hope you send the monies you earn from this to that poor family. We can afford to see the beauty of the photo, but I'm quite sure he and his family are more concerned with living day to day.
This photo portrays very clearly the harsh conditions of sheep herding in Mongolia. Looking at this image, I think of the person behind the camera, and contemplate your dedication to your art, Tariq, and the hardships you must have endured in the pursuit of this photo. Truly admirable!
On a minor note, I wondered how the photo achieved an elevated point-of-view in this flat plateau of snow, but the commentary explains that you would have been standing on the rungs of the sheep pen.
The photo has an excellent composition, and a great sense of forward motion.
@Diana Pulschen What is your problem??
photographers photograph, they do not get involved. That man is doing this every day perfectly without his help.
@Diana Pulschen Not Arguing...but i don't think an inexperienced person can do anything about it!
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