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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Man with dead or dying sheep on motorbike, Nalati Grasslands, China

A man with a nearly-dead or recently-killed sheep (or two) strapped to the seat of his motorbike, pulled over at a rest stop near the markets along the road to the Nalati (or Narita) Grasslands in far Western China. Mutton is a staple of the traditional Uighur diet, and is served with fragrant rice.The ubiquitous security guard in this volatile region appears in the background to hurry us along our way.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: near Narita, Xinjiang, China, China
Camera: DSC-RX1RM2
Copyright: © Lisa Kereszi