15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Qashqai woman looking for signs from the birds
This woman is from the semi-normadic Qashqai tribe in Iran is mourning after a loss of a dear one. She is currently living in the lowlands with her animals in the winter. Later when it get warmer and the pastures are depleted she moves to the mountains. This picture shows how she uses signs provided by nature, including bird behavior, for directions on when to move back to the mountains in the spring.
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||Nov. 28, 2017, 9:36 p.m.