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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Gift of life

In the dry Kalahari desert the San people used to store water in empty ostrich eggs and bury it in the sand for times of need. Here a San hunter drinks water out of an ostrich egg in the same way his ancestors have done for thousands of years.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Askham, South Africa
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Ferdinand Veer