Goat Herders, Djibouti

Photograph by Leslie Pratt

This Month in Photo of the Day: Traveler Contest Images

A fierce sandstorm approaches Lac Abhe, Djibouti, Africa, but does not distract young goat herder girls from their duties. In a land that receives five inches of rain annually, water is precious, as is vegetation for their animals.

(This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.)