Photo of the Day (8/31/07)

Goat polo in Kyrgyzstan. Very cool!

This could have been the worst photograph in the world and it still would have made Photo of the Day because of its fascinating subject. But of course, it’s not. The outstanding work of photographer Anselmo Lastra really captures the spontaneity and joy of an ancient game played so rarely these days. I’m sad I missed the opportunity to watch it myself when visiting this beautiful country a handful of years ago, and I hope to have the chance once again before some major beer manufacturer sponsors it.