Silhouettes


Ritoma, like many other areas of grassland is a succession of hills and valleys. Nomads pitch their tents on the south facing flank of a hill, protected from the wind. During the day, the animals roam over the top of hills, mere silhouettes in the distance. Sitting in the valley, one can watch all day as people, yak, sheep, gazelles, motorbikes, horses with or without riders, single or in succession, their shapes aligned against the sky, emerge, follow the ridge and disappear.

In wider valleys that expand into plains, they become mere specks in the distance. Sky, clouds and earth overtake the landscape, dwarfing all in their wake.