Sunrise over the flock - Bergamo 2019
Sunrise over the flock - Bergamo 2019
Going toward the light after grazing - Orobie Alps 2019
Going toward the light after grazing - Orobie Alps 2019
Storm is coming - clouds rumble downs from a narrow valley
Storm is coming - clouds rumble downs from a narrow valley
Who is the Transhumance sheep shepherd?

A breed that in western countries is
slowly disappearing, they are humans being that choose to live their life according to the rules of Mother Nature. A mother that care for them with compassion when respected, and discipline them when guilty of arrogance.
They do not look for the comfort of a house or the warmth of a thick duvet, when rain pours they do not seek cover and when cold snow falls, they leave their mark on the white mantle.
Is a tough way of living, that requires high sacrifices, but at the same time is a choice of freedom, and the luxury of choosing it makes them imperishable. Nobody force them to suffer cold, to work for 14h per day, to be out when the sun is scorching or when a storm moist their bones, because the thing they value the most is the sense of freedom that pervades them each time they wake up.
They are those who made the World their home.

Roberto - 50 years old sheep shepherd from Varese

The flock in motion, moving toward a new graze
The flock in motion, moving toward a new graze
From another world - donkeys finding cover from intense rain under an abandoned building
From another world - donkeys finding cover from intense rain under an abandoned building
Goats are often used to breast feed lambs
Goats are often used to breast feed lambs
Eddy and his beloved Birba
Eddy and his beloved Birba
Morning quietness
Morning quietness
Eddy contemplate the distant lights while smoking the last cigarette
Eddy contemplate the distant lights while smoking the last cigarette
Jenny
Jenny
Shearer from New Zealand
Shearer from New Zealand
Cooking pork and potato stew
Cooking pork and potato stew
Crossing the bridge toward Bergamo
Crossing the bridge toward Bergamo
Sheep portrait
Sheep portrait
The old Sheep
The old Sheep
Shaving in the field
Shaving in the field
Crossing the steep ridges on the Orobie Alps
Crossing the steep ridges on the Orobie Alps
After a month of rain
After a month of rain
The urge of salt
The urge of salt
Old time shearing done with the traditional scissors
Old time shearing done with the traditional scissors
Roberto M. portrait
Roberto M. portrait
Detail of hand sheep shearing
Detail of hand sheep shearing
Sheep shearing panorama
Sheep shearing panorama
The sheep portrait
The sheep portrait
Sheep relaxing on the ridge
Sheep relaxing on the ridge

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