19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Evzone and His Shadow

The Evzones, in Athens, Greece, are an elite military unit, guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, 24 hours per day.They also perform at various ceremonial occasions. According to the different seasons, the uniform color also changes. On Sundays, they wear a light weight White uniform, Navy, as in this photo, and a light weight gray uniform.Their practice is rigorious. Precision from head to toe is required with no smiles allowed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Athens, Greece
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Carol Polich