18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

This photo of horses herd was captured near to the Son-Kul lake in Kyrgyzstan. It's a large lake, that lies at an altitude of ca. 3'000m. It's embraced by the mountains. It's incredible place where the kshepherds grass their cows and horses. They leave in the yurts half of the year and coming back to their hometowns when winter is arriving. Meadows near to the lakes are full of animals and looks like Serengeti.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Song-Kul lake, Kyrgyzstan
Copyright: © Ewa Kolbusz