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Almost to the Finish Line

On a recent trip to Mongolia, I was fortunate to attend a small, local Naadam Festival. The events were traditional Mongolian wrestling, archery & horse racing. This young boy was one of the kids participating in the horse race. It was late afternoon in the Gobi Desert & the light was breathtaking. His expression & the way the horse’s mane caught the light as he rode by me, is one of my favorite memories from my Mongolian adventure.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Mongolia
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Julie Hueffed