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13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Shepherd

An Ethiopian shepherd of the Oromia region leads his herd into a narrow gorge. At the end of the path there is a drinking trough for animals, fed by a very deep well. The lack of ground water caused by drought has forced the Borana people (warrior shepherds) to seek water 30 meters beneath the surface. The shepherds walk many hours every day to reach the wells.

This photo is a finalist in the People category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Animal, Color, Ethiopia, People, Shepherd

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Roma, Italy
Member since 2014
Awards
Photo of the Day: 01.20.16 Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Simone Pellegrini.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2013
Total Views: 6088
Total Favorites: 6
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2015, 5:43 p.m.
Camera Make:
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 40mm
Shutter Speed: 1/640
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Omo Valley, Ethiopia