2022 / Nature / Aerial (Non-Pro)

A Child Sleeps In The Desert

  • Photographer
    Eric Seidner

Seemingly asleep in the middle of the Gobi desert is a fifteen meter long statue of an infant snuggled against the sand. Named, “Child of the Earth” the 3D sculpture is made of red sandstone. My wife and I were on a road trip following China’s Silk Road through Gansu’s Hexi Corridor. We turned down a side road to explore ancient grottoes and encountered this sculpture in the desert. I used my drone to capture an aerial view.