By Thomas Kelly

Polo Match

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
State/Province/Region
OT
Country
MN
Town
Orkhan Valley
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Polo player in action. Shanghai Tang Polo Cup, August, 2010. Monkhe Tengri Camp. Orkhon Valley, Central Mongolia.

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In the 13th Century, the golden age of the Mongol Empire, a sport resembling polo became a training game for the Mongolian cavalry throughout High Asia. Horsemen learned to bend low at speed, like acrobats to finish off fallen enemies with sabres, looting their prey on the ground by scooping up jewels that caught their eye. There are stories, too, of Genghis Khan knocking about an enemy's head as if it were a ball. Polo player in action. Shanghai Tang Polo Cup, August, 2010. Monkhe Tengri Camp. Orkhon Valley, Central Mongolia.

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Date Added
September 22, 2010
Date Taken
January 1, 1970

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