Photo of the Day 9 June 2008

Horseman Near a Lake, Mongolia, 2003
Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie

Each fall dwindling grasslands and frigid Siberian air send a thousand people and some 60,000 animals on a treacherous journey out of Mongolia's mountain-ringed Darhad Valley to winter pastures near Lake Hovsgol, where this lone horseman rides. And each spring they pack up and go back.