Photo Of The Day – Archery In Bhutan

Title: Archery In Bhutan

Location: Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia

Description: Archery is Bhutan’s national sport. The way you see cricket pitches (did I say that right?) all over the UK or soccer pitches/fields in Europe, archery ranges like this one can be found in every town of Bhutan.

The interesting aspect is, for me, not so much the juxtaposition of old and new (the fiberglass compound bow with the traditional ghe the archer is wearing) but that the whole thing, down to the scoreboard, is as it was. This makes things easier, I suppose. Nothing to break and the target is hard enough to hit; it doesn’t need to be some fancy, new version.

As the field (or maybe it is called a pitch as well) is so long, teammates at the receiving end (standing safely to the side) will perform a short dance and sing a song when a hit has been scored.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon 28-300mm L
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 100mm
Aperture: f/5
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Altitude: Unknown

Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).
Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.

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