Bird Hunter, Pakistan

Photograph by Randy Olson, National Geographic

A bird hunter sports a heron decoy in the Indus River. The ancient Indus civilization, which reached its height some 3,000 years ago, commanded an area the size of Texas that reached from the Arabian Sea to the Himalayan foothills.

(From the National Geographic book Visions of Earth)

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