Neck and Neck

Equipment Info
PENTAX K-1
300mm / f/8 / 1/800 sec. / ISO 200
State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
Mongolia
Town
Ulaanbaatar
Description

Naadam is the national summer holiday of Mongolia. Naadam festivals are held around the country, but the most famous one is in and near Ulaanbaatar. Horse racing, one of the three traditional sports of Mongolia, is an important part of Naadam festivals. Children ages 6 to 12 ride horses 15 to 30 kilometers in several races outside Ulaanbaatar. The first horses to finish are rewarded, but even horses far back who are running neck and neck near the finish line are cheered on. These two boys were far behind the lead horses as they neared the finish line, but they still challenged each other to see who would finish before the other.

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Date Added
April 8, 2022
Date Taken
July 12, 2016