For over 1000 years, the Icelandic sheep has remained a pure breed. Raised wholly on natural mountain grass and without hormones, the quality of Icelandic wool and lamb meat is rated to be the finest in the world. The annual sheep roundup in September, known as réttir, is an important cultural tradition, an occasion for both work and celebration, where families and friends gather on farms all over the country to participate in the ritual to track down, corral and sort the animals.
by Rajan ParrikarCategories: Culture, Food, Iceland, Portrait, WildlifeTags: 24-105L, 70-200L f/2.8 IS II, 85L II, Canon 5D Mark II, Gerði, Höfn, Icelandic Sheep, Lamb, Meat, Núpsstaður, Réttir, Ring Road, Sheep, Skaftartungur, South Iceland, Wool
Brilliant photos of a totally “Off the wall” subject, Rajan. Thoroughly enjoyed looking at them
Is that an actual tree in Curious? Isn’t it huge by Icelandic standards? Just making fun,of course, but the quality and composition of your photographs gives me something to strive for.
The ,,curious” SHEEP ! is my favorite, and the one at the bottom.
The roundups are on full swing these days, and ,,rettir” every weekend now for the next three weeks.
The last 3 are especially good.
I wonder if the Icelanders have thought of growing Cashmere:
Loved the curious goat picture. Fantastic.