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a man kneeling in front of a white horse in the desert
December 23, 2015

Quiet Companions

A desert sunrise in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, offers a radiant backdrop for this quiet moment captured by Glenn Jacobs. “In the photograph is the mare Egyptian Art with a kneeling Abdul Salam from Sudan,” the Your Shot community member writes. “The mare is wearing an authentic saddle that was gifted by the Royal Stables of Morocco … This image reflects, in my opinion, the significant power that the Arabian horse has to unite different cultures and [inspire us] to appreciate each other in a peaceful manner ... [It] is bred worldwide and gets presented around the world in competition, where people of [different] nationalities, cultures, and backgrounds share the same passion.”

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Photograph by Glenn Jacobs, National Geographic Your Shot

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