Overtaken by sheep, Quilotoa, Ecuador
"The photo was taken in October 2010 at Quilotoa which is a 2-mile wide water-filled caldera in the Ecuadorian Andes. Two local Ecuadorians took me and a couple of friends on the excursion. The view from the top is quite spectacular and the stillness and striking turquoise colour of the lake make the scene very atmospheric. We all walked down the incredibly steep sandy slope and hired kayaks at the bottom. However, unable to face the near vertical ascent on foot, we decided to hire mules to do the hard work for us! As we were nearing the top, riding single file, we were suddenly surrounded by a herd of sheep being led up the mountain. I saw a fantastic image forming before my eyes and frantically reached for my camera. On the spur of the moment I let go of my mule and quickly took the shot as the sheep were overtaking".
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