The Header Photo
I am using my own original photos for the header image in my blog and, in choosing the photo to be used in the header, I only had one criteria in mind: it should be one of the best photos I have ever taken. The very first header photo I decided to use in this blog is this one:
“Equestrian Moon” / Mongolia 2009 (Central Aimag): It was late autumn when I last visited Mongolia in 2009. Though the weather was getting really cold, the snow has not fallen yet and travel to the countryside was still favorable. I and a good friend decided to drive to the Central Aimag (the province closest to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar) one weekend to visit another old friend who was a doctor but chose to live among the nomadic herders. It was another great photo opportunity for me when we reached our friend’s herder camp and I had a busy time taking photos of the people and surroundings in this exotic place. We were about to get back to our car and head home when I noticed the full moon rising in the horizon while a group of horses still grazed on the steppes. One of the resulting photos was this fantastic silhouette of grazing horses.
- Adventures in Travel: By Horseback across Mongolia with the Descendants of Genghis Khan (time.com)
- Watch: Mongolian Nomads See Photos of Themselves for the First Time (newsfeed.time.com)