20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Mongolian Herder

We visited a Mongolian farm and watched the family tend to their animals. This herder was tending to his camels and took control of this alpha male. I learned the male was foaming at the mouth because he was in heat and was very protective of his herd of females and his young. He did not like another herd approaching his.

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Mongolia
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Irene Bergamini