19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Young shepherd in the Carpathian Mountains

I photographed this young shepherd with two sheep in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania during a trip. It snowed heavily and the landscape looked like a winter fairytale. I stopped in this mountain village near Dorna resort to take a few pictures, mostly attracted by the trees and the peaks in the background. Walking around the village, I met the shepherd who was gathering the animals for the night. I asked if I could take a few photos and he allowed me to photograph his boy who introduced me to his two favorite sheep.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Vatra Dornei, Romania
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Susanna Patras