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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Man and Horse. Mount Bromo, Indonesia.

A man and his horse at the base of Mount Bromo's crater right before sunset in Java, Indonesia. In the background Pura Luhur Poten temple and the Sea of Sand surrounding the volcano. The hike up to the crater rim is steep and dozens of locals try to sell horseback rides for an easy way up. A practice I don't encourage because a lot of horses don't seem to be very well taken care of and are visibly uncomfortable having to carry a weight on their back down the slippery paths...

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 08.2018
Photo Location: Cemoro Lawang, Indonesia
Camera: PENTAX 645Z
Copyright: © Joris Hermans