Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cowboys

This photo shows the cowboys who were tending to the cattle herd that we encountered on a rural back road about 15 minutes inland from Tamarindo.   They are part of a long tradition of cattle ranching in Guanacaste, the northwest province of Costa Rica. They were cheerful and not reluctant to be photographed.

This week we are showing photos of the dry, mountainous Atacama Desert of northern Chile on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  It is quite a contrast to the lush green coastal lowlands of Costa Rica.

7 comments:

Sharon said...

I love seeing the cowboys out doing the work with the cattle.

glenda said...

In Arizona dogs are a part of the cattle drive. Wondering if these cowboys use dogs.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a great job, out in the fresh air all day, although they probably don't think so in winter!

Jarart said...

It's always fun to see a cattle drive. My husband worked on a ranch for many years and went on a lot of cattle drives. I have only gone on one.

Leif Hagen said...

Costa Rica cattle cowboys! Cool!

Jack said...

This is a little bit of history, right in front of us. In my 21st century urban life, I don't see very many people living that close to the earth.

Kate said...

Although it is obviously hard work and tiring, I think we all are a wee bit jealous of the ability to spend working hours outdoors, esp in warm sunny weather!

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