Photographer's Note

This is taken in a small island at far north of Sardinia called Asinara. It was the only deserving place by the seaside where I had never gone before. Actually almost nobody could set foot on that island until recent years… since 1885 it was the site of a leper hospital first and then a top security jail and no unauthorized boat could get near its shores. In 1997 the jail was closed and the Italian government decided to declare it a National park. Apart from the prisoners and their guards nobody lived on the island so the most of it has been preserved unspoilt and deserted. A lot of wild animals live there, but the most characteristic species is a white donkey not found anywhere else. Donkey in Italian is said: “asino” so Asinara means something like “the land of the donkeys”. And actually you can see a lot of them around.
It took several years for the park to be organized and the visits allowed. Now there are daily ferry boats which links the island with the main land and the possibility to stroll around by foot, by bicycles or by bus.
We decided for the first option and we didn’t regret our choice. The weather was splendid and we soon found ourselves alone in the wilderness…

In the Ws you can see the white donkeys.

ISO Speed Ratings = 80
Date Time Original = 2010-04-25 11:01:11
Metering Mode = Center Weighted Average
Focal Length = 12.73mm (35 mm equivalent: 94,58)

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Additional Photos by Ingenua Mente (Longroute) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2681 W: 169 N: 4719] (19600)
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