18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The shepherd and his goat

These shepherds are mostly Muslim normadic tribes based in the mountains of Kashmir. They travel miles and miles with their flock of sheep or goats gazing their cattle along the way. Though the cattle are mostly fed organic grass which come from the surrounding environment overgrazing remains a forever threat. The shepherd can been seen helping out the new born goat on his back which also represents how humans should live in harmony with nature and other animals..

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Gulmarg, India
Camera: X-T10
Copyright: © Rajendra Mohan Pandey