November 24, 2012

Skier, Afghanistan

Photograph by James Robertson

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest Images

A young Afghan skier in the province of Bamyan takes to the slopes on homemade skis. The skis are made from wood and metal and fasten to his feet with string and chain. He has been inspired by seeing Western tourists who are traveling to the area in ever increasing numbers to take to the remote slopes of the Hindu Kush.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2012 National Geographic Photo Contest.)


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