14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Bee Farm

This is one of the many bee farms scattered around the mountains overlooking Naran Valley. The people here wear no protective gear other than a flimsy net cloth around their faces. “Our tough mountain skin is all the protection we need” says Irfan Sahab light heartedly. On a serious note he adds “We, Pathans, are a happy, hardworking bunch. People who come here expect us to be sad, deprived or miserable. How can one stay miserable when there is so much beauty all around?”

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2014
Date Uploaded: 08.2016
Photo Location: Naran, Pakistan
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Copyright: © Faryab shah