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a sheep at a farm sanctuary in Australia
May 6, 2014

Peter Out

Rescued sheep Peter relaxes in the afternoon sun at Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary in Australia. "I'm very lucky to work at this sanctuary, which is home to over 300 rescued farm animals," says Your Shot contributor Kyle Behrend.

"I've recently been inspired by backlit images and had to try it for myself, so I waited for the sun to start setting and ran down to the sheep in the back paddock to try to capture this moment. When I arrived there were thousands of insects flying around in the sky, and I worried they were going to ruin the shot, but after a quick test I was amazed at how they caught the light and created these beautiful pockets of light throughout the photo. I squatted down and positioned myself slightly off from the sun and waited until the curious Peter Sheep wandered over to take a look. And as a result I was able to capture this beautiful image."

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Photograph by Kyle Behrend, National Geographic Your Shot
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