21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Rugged by nature / Mongolian nomad in the grasslands

There's a rugged beauty in Mongolian people wearing dales (traditional gowns), that seems to withstand the elements. When I saw this scene, I felt a somewhat nostalgic sensation, like I might have forgotten something, and it made me feel a bit uneasy in a strangely intriguing way.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Zavkhan Province / Telmen, Mongolia
Copyright: © Marie Iwasaki