Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

August 2012, Hongerin Els, The Gobi Desert, Mongolia.

I took this photo when I was traveling Mongolia this summer. I had been on the road with my new travel friends for a good 21 hours. 17 hours of the journey spent in a cramped bus on one of the bumpiest ‘roads’ I’ve traveled (and I’ve traveled on a lot of bumpy roads).

When we got to the Gobi desert, we all felt that not only the strenuous journey had been worth it, but also, that we had reached one of the most beautifully quiet places. A place where one can truly rest and take a break from everyday life.

The little boy on the photo is the youngest son of the nomad family that hosted us. He wasn’t shy but very quiet and would often sit alone and watch what was going on rather than actively participate in what was happening around him. His solitary, however, seemed very content.

This photo is part of the weekly wordpress photo challenge.


22 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  1. Fantastic shot ! the framing give a briliant idea theme 😛

  2. I love that we are able to see this child’s world as he sees it, even if just for a brief moment.

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  6. I love this pic, it’s really cute !

  7. Thanks for the pingbacks everybody! Glad the photo got good feedback!

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  9. Being a traveller really opens the eyes – the little boy is an observer too I think/hope. Thanks for the follow, see you again soon, E

    • I couldn’t agree more 🙂 The family of the little boy had hosted a few other foreign travellers before. It’s funny to think that although he lives at the edge of the Gobi desert he’s already met people from quite a few different corners of the world.

  10. As there hasn’t been a new WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge so far this week, perhaps you’d like to join in the Weekly Travel Theme http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/ xxx Ailsa

    • Hi there!
      Thanks for dropping by, glad you liked the photo. Yeah, sounds like a lovely theme, thanks for the tip. I’ll rummage through my photos later today.:)


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