20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Running Free

In Kyrgyzstan many ranchers/herders roam their livestock on public lands. The property is not fenced in and all members of the family help with feeding, milking, and herding the animals. I had seen this young boy helping guide some stray cows back to the herd earlier then he ran off to play in the wide open landscape of Kyrgyzstan.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Kyrgyzstan
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Deborah Williamson