Lesotho is called the kingdom in the sky. The lowest point of the country is 1400 masl, higher than in any other country! The name means "the land of the Sotho" and the people are commonly referred to as Basotho. The language is called Sesotho.
This was taken from the horseback while riding to an icy waterfall two hours away from my lodge. Here you can see a basotho in traditional clothing. The blankets are necessary as the temperatures often goes below freezing in the winter. Corn seemed to be a popular way of income in this area and I saw several corn fields along my ride.
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Gerrit (52283) 2014-08-25 5:15
Excellent photo, Fredrik
Quite a barren landscape with mighty mountains (Drakensbergen I presume). the man with his oxes and kar forms a great foreground. Well balanced composition,
dkmurphys (63687) 2014-08-25 5:18
Very beautiful image from that picturesque place. I like the simple everyday scene, well taken.
Sergiom (87179) 2014-08-25 5:57
J'aime beaucoup cette scène de la vie quotidienne dans cette partie du monde. Le travail dur se fait encore avec des bœufs. L'endroit ne semble pas très chaud. Le paysage est fantastique.
dta (81604) 2014-08-25 6:17
Hello Fredrik ,
THis is a fascinating landscape , and a gorgeous landscape with the man and his oxes and kar in the FG .
Thanks for the share .
jean113 (5623) 2014-08-25 6:26
Hello Fredrik, an amazing landscape with an excellent depth of field.
Very interesting and informative notes.
I like the presence of the people in the scene.
kasianowak (10209) 2014-08-27 3:14
Great daily life scene, very well composed to capture this person in their environment.
Interesting note too!
mvdisco (17796) 2014-08-27 20:14
Hi Fredrik, Bonjour,
An amazing landscape and picture from Lesotho in South Africa,
well presented and composed with beautiful colors and tone,
J'aime le chariot tiré par le maitre et les boeufs et la perpective du paysage...Bravo..
adores (46357) 2014-08-31 17:53
This is an incredible landscape! I like a lot the pattern formed by the several colours of the fields and also the daily scene in foreground. They seem to be pulling a heavy burden. It must be a very hard work both for people and for animals, specially with such weather conditions.
- Copyright: Fredrik Henriksen (Bergenphotos) (2960)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-25 5:01