Great travel photographs from the Karoo, taken by Russell Smith while he was covering a story on the local lamb industry.

Article and photography by Russell Smith.

Corny post title, I know, but if you know me then you would appreciate the humour!

A few posts back, I wrote about my Karoo road trip for Getaway Magazine which I illustrated with behind the scene shots taken with my iPhone. The story has just reached the shelves in the latest Getaway, so I can finally post the photographs I took, some of which they used, and some they didn’t.

In August last year I went to the Hantam Vleisfees, an annual event that is uniquely South African and celebrates everything lamb, literally from head to tail. This visit revealed a greater story, one that required a second visit and time spent with a few of the key players in farming and producing Karoo lamb, and of course the sheep themselves.

The warmth of the people, the amazing open spaces and the passion for good lamb recipes should be incentive enough, but it is also an inspiring trip for photography.

Post originally appeared on Russell’s blog. Russell is a prominent food and portraiture photographer based in Cape Town, but also enjoys to document his travels.

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Shooting Of The Lambs By Russell Smith

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