WEEKLY TRAVEL PHOTO / by Vasiliki Papadopoulos

This photo was taken in Mongolia in 2015. Mongolians celebrate the annual festival of Naadaam - 'the three games of men' - where archery, Mongolian wrestling and horse racing are competed in. I was able to capture this archer in the region of Khovd, while coming as close as possible to him without interrupting his concentration. The most unique aspect of Mongolian archery is that they hit those balls you see on the ground in the photo next to the three men in the background. This archer hit every single one of them with only one shot. Quite a talent.