12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel

This photograph was taken on the roadside outside of Arba Minch, Ethiopia where children and young men protect the crops of corn and sorghum from hungry birds by acting as human scarecrows. They stand on elevated platforms for trees and crack a whip made of rope.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Camera: E-M5
Copyright: © Joyce bohn