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SEPTEMBER 2005
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Safety in Circles
Photograph by George Steinmetz

On northern Kenya's dry plains, nomadic Rendille herders live in settlements called gobs, where valuable livestock is protected by circular pens made of thorn bushes surrounded by the herders' homes. In places where water and green pastures are scarce, pastoralists must remain mobile to survive.

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Camera: Nikon 8008
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia
Lens: 17-35 zoom at 20mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/500 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Unrecorded
Time of Day: Thirty minutes after sunrise
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Equipment: Motorized paraglider

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