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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
California Cowboys and Family Traditions

A roper has just roped a calf during a family branding. The cowboy shakes out a loop in his rope, swings it overhead and when the moment is right, he throws the rope and catches the calf by both back legs. Meanwhile, the ground crew is ready to move in.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2016
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3100
Copyright: © Sarah Twisselman