Marbet Afghanistan, 2008 Marbet, a seven year-old Afghan Kyrgyz girl, had just returned home from watching over her father’s sheep. Her red cheeks are the result of the extreme cold that affects the Afghan Pamir throughout winter.
Photo by (Matthieu Paley - National Geographic Photographer). Twice a day, young Ayeem Khan milks the family's yaks in Afghanistan's Pamir mountains. Some milk curd will be dried for use in winter, when yaks give less milk.
argonautphoto (Aaron Huey National Geographic photographer) This is an image from the first photo essay of my life (1999). It all began for me in a mountainous region of the Georgian Republic called Svaneti. In this image Garontee and Islam Pilpani play chess in the back yard. I found both men and photographed them playing chess with each other again last year! #Sakartvelo