16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Sheep in the Gobi Desert - Mongolia

Herds of sheep roam freely throughout Mongolia, including the Gobi Desert. While driving through the Gobi we stopped to enjoy watching a herd of sheep and their shepherd. This image captures the sense of Mongolia – wide open spaces, sheep, the shepherd. But, it also captures the contradictions in current-day Mongolia. Behind the flock is the shepherd’s motorcycle and in the far distance, the white gers stand out to illustrate how Mongolians live in traditional homes far from neighbors.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Mongolia
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Yvonne Hunter